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Harpe Harmonique Musical Box by Louis Mittendorf

Auction:
2314
Lot:
435
Sold for:
$2,585$2,200

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

Description:

Harpe Harmonique Musical Box by Louis Mittendorf, No. (on the tune-sheet) 112, playing six airs by Bellini, Albert, Strauss and others, with double-spring motor, three-piece comb, two-thirds length nickel-plated zither attachment with scrolling floriate decoration, and lyre-form tune-indicator, in grained case with tune-sheet headed "Barillets Couples", plaque of L. Mittendorf, Geneve, bone escutcheon, carrying handles and rosewood inlaid lid depicting bagpipes and other musical motifs, wd. 27 1/2 in., cylinder 15 in., (good playing condition).
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Keywords

Louis Mittendorf, Albert, Bellini, Bowed instruments, Harps, Lyres, String instruments