A fine and early key-wind hooked-tooth overture musical box, by Ducommun Girod,  circa 1830,
Lot 58
A fine and early key-wind hooked-tooth overture musical box, by Ducommun Girod, circa 1830,
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,544) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine and early key-wind hooked-tooth overture musical box, by Ducommun Girod,
circa 1830,
Ser. No. 4716,
playing three overtures including Marriage of Figaro, Mozart with single-spring motor, stamped single-section comb of approximately 130 teeth on plain polished brass bedplate, steel-plate topped governor, in a period but altered polished mahogany case with exposed controls, hinge marks to base and loose lid of the same colour with hook-and-eye fastening, with a key -
12in. (30cm) wide, the cylinder 7.1/2in. (19cm), the diameter 2.1/4in. (5.7cm)

Footnotes

  • Condition: F II 2

    The movement has been refitted to this case some time ago. The lid hinges do not meet the marks to the case, but the top is exactly the same colour. The case appears to be the same period as the movement, and most probably from the same maker although no numbers are seen.

    The music notation of the melodies heard here when Ducommun Girod were at their very best, will not disappoint.
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