A fine 'Mandoline-Piccolo' interchangeable musical box-on-stand, by Mojon Manger, circa 1892,
Lot 53W
A fine 'Mandoline-Piccolo' interchangeable musical box-on-stand, by Mojon Manger, circa 1892,
Sold for £5,400 (US$ 9,209) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine 'Mandoline-Piccolo' interchangeable musical box-on-stand, by Mojon Manger,
circa 1892,
Ser. No. 29281,
Gam. No. 804,
Le. No. 2677,
the 4 cylinders playing six airs each, with large double-spring motor, butterfly governor, single-section comb with half-length zither attachment on reeded cast gilt bedplate in ebonised interior, under glass dustlid, the kingwood crossbanded border to the inside of the lid framing the good period sepia tunesheet, in attractive thuyawood and part-ebonised veneered case, the slight-domed lid bearing shaped cartouche of brass, beech, green enamel and coromandel, triple boxwood stringing to ebonised moulded edge, slight-canted corners, on the matching stand with full-canted corners, shaped aprons to all sides and the front pull for cylinder storage, on ring-turned ebonised supports, ormolu carrying handles to box, the stand finished with diamond inlay to corners - 35in. (89cm) wide, the cylinders 13in. (33cm), height with stand 39.1/2in. (100cm)

Footnotes

  • Condition: G II 2

    Also included, is a house-sale auction catalogue from Gale & Power, entitled 'The Sutherland House' sale, Egham Hill, Surrey and dated 19th July 1956. This musical box appears as lot 228 in this sale, brought by the current vendor's family for £52 0s 0d.
    Two letters dated 5/10/56 and 14/11/56 in French from Baud Fréres providing advice on restoration and later restorer quotes and work invoices for work carried out in the mid 1990s.

    The original spring barrel casing and loose spring which was replaced, is separate and will also accompany this lot.
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