An early tortoiseshell musical snuffbox, by F. Lecoultre,
Stamped to bedplate with 3,
playing two airs, with stamped single-section comb on plain brass bedplate, horn dust cover, white metal hinge, in casket-form mottled tortoiseshell case with very thin under-belly cut for the lid, bearing inlaid wreath in silver to the centre, with a key, the start/stop, change-repeat buttons and linkage fittings loose but present, some old restoration to case, (underside panel and Geneva stopwork missing) - 3.1/2in. (9cm.) wide, the cylinder 2.3/8in. (6cm.).