Antique 8 Airs cylinder 6 Bells In View Music Box by Paillard 19th Century
Antique 8 Airs cylinder 6 Bells In View Music Box by Paillard 19th Century
Antique 8 Airs cylinder 6 Bells In View Music Box by Paillard 19th Century
Antique 8 Airs cylinder 6 Bells In View Music Box by Paillard 19th Century
Antique 8 Airs cylinder 6 Bells In View Music Box by Paillard 19th Century
Antique 8 Airs cylinder 6 Bells In View Music Box by Paillard 19th Century

Antique 8 Airs cylinder 6 Bells In View Music Box by Paillard 19th Century

c. 1880 Switzerland

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£4,500 gbp
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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

Condition:
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 9.8 x Width 20.9 x Depth 12.6

Music box
(also musical box) is a 19th/20th century automatic musical instrument that produces sounds by the use of a set of pins placed on a revolving cylinder or disc so as to pluck the tuned teeth (or lamellae) of a steel comb. They were developed from musical snuff boxes of the 18th century and called carillons à musique. Some of the more complex boxes also have a tiny drum and/or small bells, in addition to the metal comb.

For most of the 19th century, the bulk of music box production was concentrated in Switzerland, building upon a strong watchmaking tradition. The first music box factory was opened there in 1815 by Jérémie Recordon and Samuel Junod. There were also a few manufacturers in Bohemia and Germany. By the end of the 19th century, some of the European makers had opened factories in the United States.

The cylinders were normally made of metal and powered by a spring. In some of the costlier models, the cylinders could be removed to change melodies, thanks to an invention by Paillard in 1862, which was perfected by Metert of Geneva in 1879.[citation needed] In some exceptional models, there were four springs, to provide continuous play for up to three hours.

Our reference: 08514
Dimensions
Height 25.00 cm (9.84 inches)
Width 53.00 cm (20.87 inches)
Depth 32.00 cm (12.60 inches)
Stock Code
08514
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