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Early Key-Wind Musical Box by Ducommun-Girod

Auction:
2314
Lot:
426
Sold for:
$3,819$3,250

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

Description:

Early Key-Wind Musical Box by Ducommun-Girod, No. 7139, playing three operatic airs and an overture motif, the brass bedplate stamped Ducommun Girod and "puppy" foundry mark, with blued-steel comb screws (without washers), exposed controls, instant stop and plain fruitwood case with manuscript tune-sheet and brass pin feet, wd. 13 in., cylinder 7 3/4 in., with contemporary brass key.

The airs are: Dans la Prairie Fraiche et Fleurie from Pre aux Clercs, Galopade de la Preciosa, Motif de l'Overture de la Muette de Potici, and Waltz No. 2 d'Oberon. There are approximately one hundred and ten teeth in the comb.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Bryan Etches.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

blued-steel comb screws, Bryan Etches