Objects with Movement

Music box with vinaigrette compartment in the form of a purse

    Music box with vinaigrette compartment in the form of a purse

    Switzerland

    The 1800-1810s

    Gold, brass, steel, steel, enamel; engraving, guilloche, polishing, chasing, champlevé enamel

    2 x 3.7 x 0.8 cm, 22 gr

    Inside the case two inscriptions with number “5208”

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    Gold and enamel music vinaigrette, four-pillar braille movement with comb stack of eight blued teeth, hinged side with rectangular star-pierced scent lattice, adjacent to compartment for the key with blued stem and “crescent moon” top, in purse-form tooled and engraved gold case, inscribed on the inside 5208 (twice), with blue enamel highlights, with 'clasp' front and key-wind stem, start/stop slide opposing lattice on the reeded ground.

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    Инв.3086.132A/ДПИ