Magnificent Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata

7 Oct 2010, starting at 13:00 EDT.

Auction information

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

A very fine English silver musical snuffbox, with hidden erotic automaton by Charles Rawling & William Summers, London, 1829,

A fine gold musical snuffbox, Swiss, by Piquet & Meylan, circa 1810,

An rare and early gold and enamel presentation musical snuffbox, Swiss, circa 1810,

A fine gold and turquoise musical hair locket, circa 1820,

An early and important veri-gold and enamel musical vinaigrette,Swiss, stamped C&J, in the manner of Henri Capt, circa 1812,

A fine gold musical fob, Swiss, circa 1815,

A small tinplate-cased musical snuffbox, circa 1840,

A fine and early silver-gilt and enamel singing bird box, by Charles Bruguier, circa 1823,

A very fine Mandoline, Oiseau Chantant cylinder music box, circa 1880, probably by Bremond,

A rare coin-operated 'Forte Piccolo Timbres Dansenses' buffet cylinder music box, by Mermod Fréres, circa 1880, retailed by Samuel Troll,

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Auction information

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20% from $150,001 to $3,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $3,000,001 of the Hammer Price

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