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Twelve-air Piccolo Zither Cylinder Musical Box

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
545
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Twelve-air Piccolo Zither Cylinder Musical Box, Switzerland, c. 1890, brass bedplate with silvered tag reading in part Longe Marche 1879, 16-in. cylinder, dual springs and lever crank, zither attachment, dual combs one stamped with an anchor, change/repeat and start/stop levers, colored lithographed tune sheet attached to inside of lid, string- and floral-inlaid rosewood veneered box, with cast brass handles, lg. 24 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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