Objects with musical mechanism and automaton

Musical fob

    Musical fob


    Early 19th century Thorens

    Steel, brass; mechanical works, gilding, engraving, presswork

    3.0 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm


    Musical fob in rectangular gilded polished case comprised from two halves with bevelled corners. The case front side is decorated with finely engraved images of flowers on twigs with leaves. Suspension loop is pressed on the narrow side. Built-in winding key with the folding handle and rounded pullout button of the musical movement activation are on the smooth rear side. Two fasteners with spherical crowns connect both case halves. The musical movement is comprised from pinned cylinder, stack of tuned steel slats and spring engine.