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Rare Overture-Format Musical Snuff Box by Martinet et Benoit, c. 1835No. 3308, playing "Bid Me

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Rare Overture-Format Musical Snuff Box by Martinet et Benoit, c. 1835
No. 3308, playing "Bid Me Discourse" in two revolutions, with fine single-piece comb of 80 teeth (apparently complete but movement not removed for inspection) stamped "Martinet et Benoit", in tortoiseshell case, wd. 4 in. (10 cm), cylinder approx. 2 ¾ in. (7 cm), in need of some adjustments but overall good playing condition, case with cracks and repairs. With key. A complete air plays for around 1 minute and 20 seconds on two revolutions. - According to research by Luuk Goldhoorn, the firm of Martinet et Benoit was active in the horological trade during the first half of the 19th century. Patrizzi's "Dictionnaire des Horloges Genevois" lists Benoit et Martinet as "Établisseurs" (manufacturers) at no. 10 Rue Neuve in Geneva in 1828. Goldhoorn concludes that Martinet was the business man and Benoit the maker. - In addition to watches, the firm also produced a small number of high-quality musical boxes. At present only some dozen snuff boxes and four cartel musical boxes by Martinet et Benoit have been identified. Serial numbers in the same digit range as this example (3725, 3830 and 3948) date from the 1830s. - Literature: Luuk Goldhoorn, "Martinet & Benoit" in: "Music Box Journal", vol. 25/4, pp. 137-144; Chris Fynes, "A Martinet et Benoit Overture Cylinder Box" in: "Mechanical Music World", April 2016. - A finely arranged and rare musical box of early Geneva production.
Zustand: (3-/3)


Seltene Ouvertüren-Walzenspieldose von Martinet et Benoit, um 1835
Nr. 3308, mit "Bid Me Discourse" in 2 Teilen, 80 Töne im feinen Stahlkamm (offenbar komplett, die Mechanik ist jedoch nicht zur Inspektion aus dem Gehäuse genommen worden), geprägt mit "Martinet et Benoit", in Schildpatt-Gehäuse, Gehäusebreite 10 cm, Walzenbreite ca. 7 cm, kleine Justierung nötig, insgesamt in gut spielendem Zustand, Gehäuse mit Rissen, Reparaturen. Mit Schlüssel. Die komplette Melodie spielt für ungefähr 1 Minute und 20 Sekunden bei zwei Umdrehungen der Walze. - Nach Recherchen von Luuk Goldhoorn war die Firma Martinet et Benoit in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts im Uhrenhandel tätig. Patrizzis "Dictionnaire des Horloges Genevois" führt Benoit et Martinet 1828 als "Établisseurs" (Hersteller) in der Rue Neuve 10 in Genf auf. Goldhoorn kommt zu dem Schluß, daß Martinet der Geschäftsmann und Benoit der Hersteller war. - Neben Uhren produzierte das Unternehmen auch eine kleine Anzahl hochwertiger Spieldosen. Derzeit sind nur einige Dutzend Schnupftabakdosen und vier Kartellspieldosen von Martinet et Benoit identifiziert worden. Seriennummern im gleichen Ziffernbereich wie dieses Beispiel (3725, 3830 und 3948) stammen aus den 1830er Jahren. - Literatur: Luuk Goldhoorn, "Martinet & Benoit" in: "Music Box Journal", Band 25/4, S. 137-144; Chris Fynes, "A Martinet et Benoit Overture Cylinder Box" in: "Mechanical Music World", April 2016. - Eine fein arrangierte und seltene Spieldose der frühen Genfer Produktion.
Condition: (3-/3)
Rare Overture-Format Musical Snuff Box by Martinet et Benoit, c. 1835
No. 3308, playing "Bid Me Discourse" in two revolutions, with fine single-piece comb of 80 teeth (apparently complete but movement not removed for inspection) stamped "Martinet et Benoit", in tortoiseshell case, wd. 4 in. (10 cm), cylinder approx. 2 ¾ in. (7 cm), in need of some adjustments but overall good playing condition, case with cracks and repairs. With key. A complete air plays for around 1 minute and 20 seconds on two revolutions. - According to research by Luuk Goldhoorn, the firm of Martinet et Benoit was active in the horological trade during the first half of the 19th century. Patrizzi's "Dictionnaire des Horloges Genevois" lists Benoit et Martinet as "Établisseurs" (manufacturers) at no. 10 Rue Neuve in Geneva in 1828. Goldhoorn concludes that Martinet was the business man and Benoit the maker. - In addition to watches, the firm also produced a small number of high-quality musical boxes. At present only some dozen snuff boxes and four cartel musical boxes by Martinet et Benoit have been identified. Serial numbers in the same digit range as this example (3725, 3830 and 3948) date from the 1830s. - Literature: Luuk Goldhoorn, "Martinet & Benoit" in: "Music Box Journal", vol. 25/4, pp. 137-144; Chris Fynes, "A Martinet et Benoit Overture Cylinder Box" in: "Mechanical Music World", April 2016. - A finely arranged and rare musical box of early Geneva production.
Zustand: (3-/3)


Seltene Ouvertüren-Walzenspieldose von Martinet et Benoit, um 1835
Nr. 3308, mit "Bid Me Discourse" in 2 Teilen, 80 Töne im feinen Stahlkamm (offenbar komplett, die Mechanik ist jedoch nicht zur Inspektion aus dem Gehäuse genommen worden), geprägt mit "Martinet et Benoit", in Schildpatt-Gehäuse, Gehäusebreite 10 cm, Walzenbreite ca. 7 cm, kleine Justierung nötig, insgesamt in gut spielendem Zustand, Gehäuse mit Rissen, Reparaturen. Mit Schlüssel. Die komplette Melodie spielt für ungefähr 1 Minute und 20 Sekunden bei zwei Umdrehungen der Walze. - Nach Recherchen von Luuk Goldhoorn war die Firma Martinet et Benoit in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts im Uhrenhandel tätig. Patrizzis "Dictionnaire des Horloges Genevois" führt Benoit et Martinet 1828 als "Établisseurs" (Hersteller) in der Rue Neuve 10 in Genf auf. Goldhoorn kommt zu dem Schluß, daß Martinet der Geschäftsmann und Benoit der Hersteller war. - Neben Uhren produzierte das Unternehmen auch eine kleine Anzahl hochwertiger Spieldosen. Derzeit sind nur einige Dutzend Schnupftabakdosen und vier Kartellspieldosen von Martinet et Benoit identifiziert worden. Seriennummern im gleichen Ziffernbereich wie dieses Beispiel (3725, 3830 und 3948) stammen aus den 1830er Jahren. - Literatur: Luuk Goldhoorn, "Martinet & Benoit" in: "Music Box Journal", Band 25/4, S. 137-144; Chris Fynes, "A Martinet et Benoit Overture Cylinder Box" in: "Mechanical Music World", April 2016. - Eine fein arrangierte und seltene Spieldose der frühen Genfer Produktion.
Condition: (3-/3)

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