F. Nicole, Geneva, credited, 92 x 56 x 31 mm, circa 1840
A fine Biedermeier tortoiseshell musical snuffbox playing two tunes Case: Tortoiseshell and boxwood, hinged top with a very high-class, polychrome gouache painting under glass with animated Lake Geneva scene, mother-of-pearls disc on the right side of the front panel for changing the tunes, to the left to activate the music, base with winding aperture. Movm.: brass, pinned cylinder with tuned vibrating blades.
Estimate 3,500 - 4,500 €
Price Realised 4,600 €
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