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Fine Key-Wind (Mandoline) Expressive Overture Musical Box by Langdorff

Auction:
2345
Lot:
490
Sold for:
$17,625$15,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Fine Key-Wind (Mandoline) Expressive Overture Musical Box by Langdorff, No. 12059, playing six overtures, Gamme No. 54, with mandoline in groups of up to six across three-quarters of the comb, brass comb washers and silvered tune program headed 6 Overtures Expressive Fabrique Langdorff de Geneve, in boxwood-strung rosewood veneered case with hinged endflap, red interior, inlaid front and lid with butterfly motif, wd. 22 in., cylinder 13 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. dia.

Note: The diverse program features overtures by Balfe, Donizetti, Rossini and Auber: La Bohemian, Don Pasquale, d'Othello, L'italiane a Alger, De Tancrede and La Cheval de Bronze. There are approximately 125 teeth in the comb, and the overtures are pinned to play for slightly under two minutes. The movement is in good restored condition.


Estimate $15,000-18,000

Keywords

Fine Key-Wind, Don Pasquale, Gaetano Donizetti, Gioachino Rossini, Toiletry