5th Mar, 2024 10:00

Antiques & Collectables Auction

  Lot 258


A Viennese enamelled gilt metal miniature piano shape music box

Sold for £950
Estimated at £200 - £300


A Viennese enamelled gilt metal miniature piano shape music box, Austrian circa 1900. Decorated inside and out with a scene of courtly love and cherubs. Velvet lined. Plays when the piano key lid is raised.

Piano Music Box Measures 8.5 cm high by 9.2 cm wide by 13.5 cm long. The box is in good condition. The enamel is in good order with no dents cracks losses or damages. The ormolu has tarnishing and dirt commensurate with age. There is spotting to the velvet lining (may not be the original) but it might clean. The machanism plays well and has a good bold sound. The whole outside would benefit from a sensitive clean. One brass screw to the underside has been replaced with an ill fitting galvanized screw. There is a light rectangle to the gilding on the underside, presumably where an old label was affixed.

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