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Lot No. 428
Lot No. 428
Estimate  2,000 - 4,000 €
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Swiss

, Movement No. 441, 89 x 52 x 33 mm, 312 g, circa 1830

A snuff box with a very fine musical movement playing two tunes


Case: silver, engraved, pink gilt signature plaque, gilt interior. Movm.: brass, pinned cylinder, sectional comb with 20 sections of teeth grouped in threes and one with four (64 teeth in total), two-arm centrifugal brake.

The hinged cover of the rectangular snuff box is decorated with a radial line pattern emanating from a pink gilt signature plaque in the centre. A reeded pattern embellishes the sides; two flower-shaped mother-of-pearl discs on the front release the musical movement, i.e., change the tune. Aperture for the winding square in the base.

Provenance: German private collection
#51561
Case: very good,
Movm.: very good, capable of running

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