Many angels in the bordures /
top: lyra /
bottom left: cherub looking in a telescope

Maker of the movements: Cuendet, J. Billon (and others?)

Spieldosen / music boxes


[1] Harp

1904: Sublime Harmonie Piccolo

2400: Sublime Harmonie (B. F.)

6258

6260 (?) at any rate a four digit number

Forte Mandoline Piccolo

1st tune: Bleue Danube

Sublime Harmonie (coin operated)

Sublime Harmonie (Musé Baud, for sale)

Flöte Zither

12 airs, 10 pouces, 1st: Le premier baiser

Cuendet 3316

Cuendet 35010

Cuendet für Nicole 47648


Nr. [1] Harp


Butterfly Trademark Jean Billon

Many have stamp SWISS MADE in the cock
(Ord-Hume, Musical Box, tune sheet no. 9)


Nr. 1904: Sublime Harmonie Piccolo


Nr. 2400: Sublime Harmonie, Hersteller oder Retailer (?): B. F.

Schrammel
Millöcker


Ebay 2021 Dec w0



Nr. 6258
Variante: keine Lyra oben in der Mitte
Variant: no Lyra top center


Fahrbach


Nr. 6260 (?), at any rate a number with 4 digits

This closely-packed orchestral mechanism offers six bells, drum with eight strikers and castanet with six strikers.

Note that the cock-plate on the governor bracket has, in addition to the jewel-retaining hole, a close-by oil hole.


red arrow ponting on the close-by oil hole
(Ord-Hume, Music Box, Plate 113)


Forte Mandoline Piccolo


Lyra oben in der Mitte


Dirigierender Cherub unten in der Mitte

©MBSI-Collection


1st tune: Bleue Danube


Sublime Harmonie (coin operated)


Sublime Harmonie (Musé Baud, for sale)


Eingesehen 2022 Jul 29


Flöte Zither


12 airs, 10 pouves, 1st: Le premier baiser


Cuendet 3316


Cuendet 35010

 

Three mandarin automata as strikers for the 6 rack-mounted saucer bells. Each strikes the bells and turns his head with the music, creating a wonderful spectacle. The musical movement also features a drum with 6 beaters, a castanet, a tune indicator on the left hand side, and a zither bar. It is unusual to find the combination of these automata strikers with drum, bell and castanet.

The music box plays a selection of 12 popular tunes of the day with an excellent, bright sound. Tunes include Donizetti’s ‘Lucrezia Borga’, Gounod’s ‘Faust’, and ‘Les Cloches de Corneville’, as listed on the original tunesheet.

This is housed within a rosewood veneered case with a floral motif inlay to the lid, along with tulipwood banding and boxwood stringing to the lid and front, and gilded side handles.


Freeman No. 1279


Cuendet für Nicole 47648