This is a lovely antique Swiss 8 airs cylinder six bells-in-view music box, circa 1880 in date and bearing the horn and dagger stamp of the renowned maker Paillard Vaucher Fils (PVF) of St Croix, Switzerland.
The gonzalo alves case is boxwood strung, crossbanded in walnut with floral marquetry decoration on the lid. There are six bells with enamelled butterfly strikers and a beautiful tune indicator and the original music sheet is on the underside of the lid.
The cylinder length is approx: 28 cm.
The box plays the following eight tunes:
1. The leaving Audran
2. Ermine Jablonsky
3. The Excelsior Marenco
4. Mikado Sullivan
5. White Wings Winter
6. Don Caesar Strauss
7. Home Sweet Home Sinclair
8. Where blooms the wild rose Strauss
In excellent working order the case having being cleaned and polished and the movement professionally serviced and cleaned.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 25 x Width 53 x Depth 32
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch
Our reference: 08514