Snuff box

Spieldose / music box

No 29058

Fig. 30-23. Post 1883 for a 4-air snuffbox-type musical box.
The latest tune´s date is post 1883 for serial number 29058. Almost hidden amongst the flowers is the monogram of entwined letters BM. The M appears to be dominant and has yet to be identified.

Tune 1 is written slightly incorrectly as `When the robin nest (sic) again´, an 1883 romantic lyric by J. E. Sampson.

Tune 2 is The Merry War (Der lustige Krieg), an opera written by Johann Strauss II in 1881.
Tune 3 is thought to be Iolanthe, a Gilbert& Sullivan comic opera first performed in 1883.
Tune 4 is the Donna Juanita Waltz first performed in 1880 by Austrian composer of light opera, Franz von Suppé. (Bellamy: Tuneheets Makers Agents (2022), p. 30/8, Fig. 30/23)