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Swiss Enamel and Gold Musical Snuff Box
Swiss Enamel and Gold Musical Snuff Box
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Swiss Enamel and Gold Musical Snuff Box
Swiss Enamel and Gold Musical Snuff Box
Swiss Enamel and Gold Musical Snuff Box
Swiss Enamel and Gold Musical Snuff Box
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Swiss Enamel and Gold Musical Snuff Box

  • This exceptional 19th-century gold box appears at first glance be an exquisite snuff box
  • A quick wind of the key, however, reveals the complex musical mechanism hidden inside
  • Musical snuff boxes were once considered status symbols amongst the wealthy elite
  • They helped to influence the development and popularity of all music box production in the 1800s
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$44,500
Item No. 31-7150

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Description
This exceptional 19th-century gold box appears at first glance be an exquisite snuff box adorned with a charming Swiss enamel vista encircled by a multitude of natural pearls. A quick wind of the key, however, reveals the complex mechanism hidden inside, and the box plays a wistful tune. Once known as carillons à musique, musical snuff boxes were once considered status symbols amongst the wealthy elite. A step above the traditional snuff box, musical boxes. . .
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This exceptional 19th-century gold box appears at first glance be an exquisite snuff box adorned with a charming Swiss enamel vista encircled by a multitude of natural pearls. A quick wind of the key, however, reveals the complex mechanism hidden inside, and the box plays a wistful tune. Once known as carillons à musique, musical snuff boxes were once considered status symbols amongst the wealthy elite. A step above the traditional snuff box, musical boxes helped to influence the development and popularity of all music box production in the 19th century.

Inscribed under lid "To my Mother / Long may the strain affection offers please / And every year commence with sounds like these / 1829"

Circa 1829

1/2" high x 1 5/8" wide x 1 3/8" deep
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Swiss Enamel and Gold Musical Snuff Box
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Switzerland
Type: Other
Depth: 1.38
Width: 1.63
Height: 0.5
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