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Exceptional 18-Carat Gold and Enamel Musical Pre sentation Snuff Box, c. 1810Playing "Ranz les

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Exceptional 18-Carat Gold and Enamel Musical Pre sentation Snuff Box, c. 1810
Playing "Ranz les Vaches" and "Rule Britannia", with large pinned barillet housing the spring, notation lines, four-winged governor and stack of 42 teeth (complete, one expertly replaced), in fine engine-turned gold case with engraved dedication "Souvenir d'Amitié et de Reconnaissance" in shield-shaped cartouche relived by chased and engraved borders of enameled cobalt flowers and foliage, the lip and base with corresponding motifs, the corners decorated with stylized thistles, with winding arbour and stop/start slide engraved "S/M" on the left side and tune-change slide engraved "A/S" on the back, the polished interior stamped "HN" for Henri Neisser, wd. 3 1/8 x 2 in. (8 x 5 cm), cylinder approx. 1 1/8 in. (27,6 x diameter 17 mm), not opened for inspection, excellent restored playing condition, tunes play for around 40 seconds. With key. - Literature: Luuk Goldhoorn & Niko Wiegman, "A Rare and Remarkable Musical Snuff Box" in: "The Music Box" (MBSGB), vol. 27, no. 4 (Winter 2015), pp. 131-133; Arthur Ord-Hume (1995), "The Musical Box, a Guide for Collectors", p. 66, for a similar (but smaller) movement signed "Fs. Nicole et Meylan". - As Goldhoorn notes, the term barillet is usually reserved for stacked-comb movements in which the length of the cylinder is less than its diameter. Although possessing characteristics of a barillet arrangement, the length of the cylinder qualifies this piece rather as an early transitional mechanism. The comb too presents remarkable technical features: each of the 42 teeth is different in shape and tone but equal in length and the position of its tip. - The movement is not wound from the underside, as is customary on a musical snuff box, but from the side and the arbor is artfully concealed behind a gold cover operated by a minute sprung pin. While the letters "S/M" on the stop/start slide stand for "Silence" and "Musique", Goldhoorn argues that the letters "A/S" on the tune-change slide signify "Anglais" and "Suisse" - perhaps a reference to the choice between traditional Swiss and English melodies. As Goldhoorn notes: "The combination of a Swiss and an English tune on a snuff box, which on its lid has the text ‘Souvenir or Friendship and Recognition’ (the word reconnaissance an old spelling of modern reconnaissance) invites speculation". - An exhibition-quality presentation piece.
Zustand: (2/2)


Exzellente emaillierte Gold-Tabatiére (18 Karat) mit Musikwerk, um 1810
2 Melodien, "Ranz les Vaches" und "Rule Britannia", großes Barillet-Musikwerk, Stifte auf dem Federgehäuse, Notationslinien, 42 gestapelte Tön (komplett, 1 Ton professionell repariert), Geschwindigkeitsregler mit 4 Windflügeln, guillochiertes Goldgehäuse, in schildförmiger Kartusche eingravierte Widmung "Souvenir d'Amitié et de Reconnaissance", umgeben von ziselierten und gravierten Bordüren aus emaillierten kobaltblauen Blüten und Blättern, Rand und Sockel mit entsprechenden Motiven, Ecken mit stilisierten Disteln, Startschieber graviert "S/M" (Silence/Musique), Schieber für den Melodienwechsel graviert "A/S" (Anglais/Suisse), innen poliert, gepunzt mit "HN" für Henri Neisser, Gehäusemaße 8 x 5 cm, Walzenbreite 27,6 mm, Ø 17 mm, nicht zur Kontrolle geöffnet, sehr gut restaurierter und spielender Zustand, jede Melodie spielt für ca. 40 Sekunden. Mit Schlüssel. - Literatur: Luuk Goldhoorn & Niko Wiegman, "A Rare and Remarkable Musical Snuff Box" in: "The Music Box" (MBSGB), Ausgabe 27, Nr. 4 (Winter 2015), S. 131-133; Arthur Ord-Hume (1995), "The Musical Box, a Guide for Collectors", S. 66, für eine ähnliche (aber kleinere) Spieluhr, signiert "Fs. Nicole et Meylan". - Wie Goldhoorn bemerkt, ist der Begriff "Barillet" normalerweise für Werke mit gestapelten Töne reserviert, bei denen die Länge des Zylinders kleiner als sein Durchmesser ist. Obwohl dieses Werk die Eigenschaften einer Barillet-An ordnung vorweist, deutet die Länge des Zylinders eher auf eine frühe Übergangsbauweise hin. Auch der Kamm weist bemerkenswerte technische Merkmale auf: Jeder der 42 Zähne ist in Form und Ton unterschiedlich, aber in Länge und Position seiner Spitze gleich. - Museumsqualität!
Condition: (2/2)
Exceptional 18-Carat Gold and Enamel Musical Pre sentation Snuff Box, c. 1810
Playing "Ranz les Vaches" and "Rule Britannia", with large pinned barillet housing the spring, notation lines, four-winged governor and stack of 42 teeth (complete, one expertly replaced), in fine engine-turned gold case with engraved dedication "Souvenir d'Amitié et de Reconnaissance" in shield-shaped cartouche relived by chased and engraved borders of enameled cobalt flowers and foliage, the lip and base with corresponding motifs, the corners decorated with stylized thistles, with winding arbour and stop/start slide engraved "S/M" on the left side and tune-change slide engraved "A/S" on the back, the polished interior stamped "HN" for Henri Neisser, wd. 3 1/8 x 2 in. (8 x 5 cm), cylinder approx. 1 1/8 in. (27,6 x diameter 17 mm), not opened for inspection, excellent restored playing condition, tunes play for around 40 seconds. With key. - Literature: Luuk Goldhoorn & Niko Wiegman, "A Rare and Remarkable Musical Snuff Box" in: "The Music Box" (MBSGB), vol. 27, no. 4 (Winter 2015), pp. 131-133; Arthur Ord-Hume (1995), "The Musical Box, a Guide for Collectors", p. 66, for a similar (but smaller) movement signed "Fs. Nicole et Meylan". - As Goldhoorn notes, the term barillet is usually reserved for stacked-comb movements in which the length of the cylinder is less than its diameter. Although possessing characteristics of a barillet arrangement, the length of the cylinder qualifies this piece rather as an early transitional mechanism. The comb too presents remarkable technical features: each of the 42 teeth is different in shape and tone but equal in length and the position of its tip. - The movement is not wound from the underside, as is customary on a musical snuff box, but from the side and the arbor is artfully concealed behind a gold cover operated by a minute sprung pin. While the letters "S/M" on the stop/start slide stand for "Silence" and "Musique", Goldhoorn argues that the letters "A/S" on the tune-change slide signify "Anglais" and "Suisse" - perhaps a reference to the choice between traditional Swiss and English melodies. As Goldhoorn notes: "The combination of a Swiss and an English tune on a snuff box, which on its lid has the text ‘Souvenir or Friendship and Recognition’ (the word reconnaissance an old spelling of modern reconnaissance) invites speculation". - An exhibition-quality presentation piece.
Zustand: (2/2)


Exzellente emaillierte Gold-Tabatiére (18 Karat) mit Musikwerk, um 1810
2 Melodien, "Ranz les Vaches" und "Rule Britannia", großes Barillet-Musikwerk, Stifte auf dem Federgehäuse, Notationslinien, 42 gestapelte Tön (komplett, 1 Ton professionell repariert), Geschwindigkeitsregler mit 4 Windflügeln, guillochiertes Goldgehäuse, in schildförmiger Kartusche eingravierte Widmung "Souvenir d'Amitié et de Reconnaissance", umgeben von ziselierten und gravierten Bordüren aus emaillierten kobaltblauen Blüten und Blättern, Rand und Sockel mit entsprechenden Motiven, Ecken mit stilisierten Disteln, Startschieber graviert "S/M" (Silence/Musique), Schieber für den Melodienwechsel graviert "A/S" (Anglais/Suisse), innen poliert, gepunzt mit "HN" für Henri Neisser, Gehäusemaße 8 x 5 cm, Walzenbreite 27,6 mm, Ø 17 mm, nicht zur Kontrolle geöffnet, sehr gut restaurierter und spielender Zustand, jede Melodie spielt für ca. 40 Sekunden. Mit Schlüssel. - Literatur: Luuk Goldhoorn & Niko Wiegman, "A Rare and Remarkable Musical Snuff Box" in: "The Music Box" (MBSGB), Ausgabe 27, Nr. 4 (Winter 2015), S. 131-133; Arthur Ord-Hume (1995), "The Musical Box, a Guide for Collectors", S. 66, für eine ähnliche (aber kleinere) Spieluhr, signiert "Fs. Nicole et Meylan". - Wie Goldhoorn bemerkt, ist der Begriff "Barillet" normalerweise für Werke mit gestapelten Töne reserviert, bei denen die Länge des Zylinders kleiner als sein Durchmesser ist. Obwohl dieses Werk die Eigenschaften einer Barillet-An ordnung vorweist, deutet die Länge des Zylinders eher auf eine frühe Übergangsbauweise hin. Auch der Kamm weist bemerkenswerte technische Merkmale auf: Jeder der 42 Zähne ist in Form und Ton unterschiedlich, aber in Länge und Position seiner Spitze gleich. - Museumsqualität!
Condition: (2/2)

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