Scientific, Technological and Mechanical Musical Instruments

18 Nov 2008, starting at 14:00 GMT.

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This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.


lots

The Gerald Stonehill Reference Library - Bound catalogues, roll listings, general player books and other noted related works - a collection gathered over many years:

A fine gilt-brass erotic-themed musical timepiece compendium, in the style of James Cox, circa 1835, for the Eastern market,

A magnificent veri-gold, diamond, enamel, ruby and split seed-pearl encrusted musical bell-box with timepiece, in metamorphic case, John Rich, the case with Swiss orientation 1790-1800,

A fine gold and enamel rectangular musical watch key Swiss, circa 1830,

A tortoiseshell musical snuffbox, circa 1825,

A key-wind cylinder musical box by Lecoultre Freres, circa 1857,

An exceptional gold, enamel and split-pearl decorated singing bird box with timepiece actuated musical movement, by Rochat Freres, circa 1835,

An important silver-gilt and enamel singing bird box by Charles Bruguier, circa 1840, reputedly the former property of an Austrian nobleman,

A rare circular silver-gilt and enamel singing bird box, from the school of the Charles Bruguier workshops, 1825-35,

A skull of an infant, Dutch, 19th century,

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25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

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