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Two-Per-Turn Mandoline Expressive Extra Harpe Musical Box

Auction:
2314
Lot:
431
Sold for:
$2,938$2,500

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

Description:

Two-Per-Turn Mandoline Expressive Extra Harpe Musical Box, by J.H. Heller, No. 9791, playing sixteen airs, with mandoline groups of up to six teeth across half the cylinder, governor-cock stamped J.H. Heller, zither attachment with triple lyre-form standards, tune-sheet and tulipwood-banded rosewood veneered case with canted corners, ebonized plinth and ormolu carrying handles formed as lions' heads with garlands, wd. 28 1/2 in., cylinder 15 x 3 1/2 in., (five replaced bass teeth, one bent treble tooth).
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Keywords

Harp, Lyre, Mandolin, Mandoline, String instruments, Tulipwood