Objects with musical mechanism and automaton

Musical watch fob

    Musical watch fob


    The 20th century

    Steel, brass; mechanical works, gilding, soldering, engraving, polishing

    1.1 х 3.4 х 3.3 cm


    Miniature musical movement comprised of pinned cylinder, sound comb for twelve tuned steel reeds and spring engine is mounted in gilded case. Case side surface is wavy and polished. The case flat upper and bottom sides are decorated with engraved pattern comprised of leafy volutes. The movement is attached to the bottom side with two screws; the case upper side is a detachable lid that covers the movement. Suspension ring, to which circular spring hook is attached, is on one of the roundy corners. Round knurled crown decorated with engraving is in the opposite corner.