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Sublime Harmony Piccolo Interchangeable Musical Box by Paillard

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2314
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419
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Sublime Harmony Piccolo Interchangeable Musical Box by Paillard, Model 11, No. 9170, with three nickel-plated cylinders playing six airs each, two-part comb with three engine-turned zither attachments, massive crank-wound brass spring mounted below the bedplate, capstan-wheel safety-check, lyre-form tune-indicator, speed moderator, engraved top-mounted controls, patent plaque and retailer's plaque of L. Gautschi & Sons, 10303 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, in American walnut case with ebonized borders, ormolu carrying handles and two-dimensional diamond-shaped panels in relief to front and lid, the plinth with cylinder storage drawer, wd. 35 in., cylinders 18 x 2 1/2 in., (good playing condition).
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Keywords

Philadelphia, L. Gautschi & Sons, Lamellaphones, Lyres, Musical box, Ormolu