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Music Box Swiss, 19th century
In this diminutive musical automaton a metal comb and pinned cylinder mechanism is fit into a small black snuff box. The two mother-of pearl buttons control the movement, which is protected against dust by a clear glass cover. The removable key is ued for winding the movement.
No inscription. Box of black tortoise shell; movement of brass. Overall length 9.0 cm;
width 5.8 cm; depth 2.7 cm.
Provenance: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Wilkinson
Accession No. 1405.1991