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Rare Silver-Gilt Musical Snuff Box by Bruguier, c. 1818No. 466, the comb-base engraved "Bruguier, 52

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Rare Silver-Gilt Musical Snuff Box by Bruguier, c. 1818
No. 466, the comb-base engraved "Bruguier, 52 Great Marlborough St., London", playing two airs, with sectional comb in 28 pairs of teeth (complete), chamfered bass teeth, engine-turned case with crisply detailed relief of buds, shells and flowering plants around a central roundel with engraved monogram "B (or G) P" and inscription: "Be steady ever, Despair never", the polished gilt interior with London hallmarks and silversmith's initials "W", wd. 3 ½ in. (9 cm), cylinder 2 ¼ in. (5,7 cm), good playing condition, missing female stopwork and most of the original case screws. With key. - Literature: Geoffrey T. Mayson, "Mechanical Singing Bird Tabatières", p. 126. - According to Mayson, Charles Bruguier and his family returned from London to Geneva in 1823 and shortly afterwards began the production of singing bird boxes. Though Brugnier was not principally known for cylinder musical movements, Mayson's dating suggests that the example here is from the earliest days of production. - A fine George III silver snuff box and an important document in the development of mechanical music.
Zustand: (3+/3+)


Seltene vergoldete Silber-Tabatière Walzenspieldose von Bruguier, um 1818
Nr. 466, auf dem Kamm-Sockel graviert "Bruguier, 52 Great Marlborough St., London", 2 Melodien, 56 Töne im Stahlkamm, angeordnet in 22 Gruppen zu je 2 Tönen (komplett), abgeschrägte Baßtöne, guillochiertes Gehäuse, stark ausgeprägtes Relief aus Knospen, Muscheln und blühenden Pflanzen um ein mit "B (oder G) P" graviertes Rondell und der Inschrift "Be steady ever, Despair never", innen vergoldet und poliert, mit Londoner Stadtmarken und Herstellerpunze "W", Gehäusebreite 9 cm, Walzenbreite 5,7 cm, gut spielender Zustand, ein Teil der Aufzugsbegrenzung und die meisten der originalen Gehäuseschrauben fehlen. Mit Schlüssel. - Literatur: Geoffrey T. Mayson, "Mechanical Singing Bird Tabatières", S. 126. - Gemäß Mayson kehrte Charles Bruguier 1823 mit seiner Familie von London nach Genf zurück und begann kurz darauf mit der Produktion von Singvogeldosen. Obwohl Bruguier nicht für Walzenspielwerke bekannt ist, kann man aus Mayson Angaben schließen, daß das Spielwerk hier aus den frühesten Tagen der Produktion von Bruguier stammt. Eine feine Silberdose und ein wichtiges Beleg in der Entwicklung der mechanischen Musik aus der Periode von George III.
Condition: (3+/3+)
Rare Silver-Gilt Musical Snuff Box by Bruguier, c. 1818
No. 466, the comb-base engraved "Bruguier, 52 Great Marlborough St., London", playing two airs, with sectional comb in 28 pairs of teeth (complete), chamfered bass teeth, engine-turned case with crisply detailed relief of buds, shells and flowering plants around a central roundel with engraved monogram "B (or G) P" and inscription: "Be steady ever, Despair never", the polished gilt interior with London hallmarks and silversmith's initials "W", wd. 3 ½ in. (9 cm), cylinder 2 ¼ in. (5,7 cm), good playing condition, missing female stopwork and most of the original case screws. With key. - Literature: Geoffrey T. Mayson, "Mechanical Singing Bird Tabatières", p. 126. - According to Mayson, Charles Bruguier and his family returned from London to Geneva in 1823 and shortly afterwards began the production of singing bird boxes. Though Brugnier was not principally known for cylinder musical movements, Mayson's dating suggests that the example here is from the earliest days of production. - A fine George III silver snuff box and an important document in the development of mechanical music.
Zustand: (3+/3+)


Seltene vergoldete Silber-Tabatière Walzenspieldose von Bruguier, um 1818
Nr. 466, auf dem Kamm-Sockel graviert "Bruguier, 52 Great Marlborough St., London", 2 Melodien, 56 Töne im Stahlkamm, angeordnet in 22 Gruppen zu je 2 Tönen (komplett), abgeschrägte Baßtöne, guillochiertes Gehäuse, stark ausgeprägtes Relief aus Knospen, Muscheln und blühenden Pflanzen um ein mit "B (oder G) P" graviertes Rondell und der Inschrift "Be steady ever, Despair never", innen vergoldet und poliert, mit Londoner Stadtmarken und Herstellerpunze "W", Gehäusebreite 9 cm, Walzenbreite 5,7 cm, gut spielender Zustand, ein Teil der Aufzugsbegrenzung und die meisten der originalen Gehäuseschrauben fehlen. Mit Schlüssel. - Literatur: Geoffrey T. Mayson, "Mechanical Singing Bird Tabatières", S. 126. - Gemäß Mayson kehrte Charles Bruguier 1823 mit seiner Familie von London nach Genf zurück und begann kurz darauf mit der Produktion von Singvogeldosen. Obwohl Bruguier nicht für Walzenspielwerke bekannt ist, kann man aus Mayson Angaben schließen, daß das Spielwerk hier aus den frühesten Tagen der Produktion von Bruguier stammt. Eine feine Silberdose und ein wichtiges Beleg in der Entwicklung der mechanischen Musik aus der Periode von George III.
Condition: (3+/3+)

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