Skip to content

Search Collections

Music Box

1998.6078 (RS227251)

Description

Cylinder music box made in Zurich, Switzerland. The music box plays eight airs (or songs). Original tune card listing songs is attached to interior lid. Cylinder is six inches long and in the original black lacquer case with hinged lid and lock plate. Case exterior is decorated with incised borders on front and lid and applied medallion on lid center.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
"8 AIRS. / 6 inch Cyl." and "CH. KNUSLI. / ZURICH" (Tune indicator card)
[list of 8 songs - see photograph] (Tune indicator card)
"44586 / 228" (Tune indicator card - serial number?)
"GJG" (Maker?)
"JG / 49549" [underlined] (Maker initials and number.)
[numbers and symbols] (production-related notes or marks?)
Location of origin
Zurich, Switzerland
Material
metal
paper (fiber product)
ribbon (material)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Musical T&E; Musical Instruments
Places
Zürich canton (Switzerland) [canton]
Descriptive terms
Box, Music
Instrument, Mechanical
metal
music boxes
paper (fiber product)
ribbon (material)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 1/4 x 14 x 6 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.6078
Credit Line
Sarah Moore Field Collection
GUSN
310445

Comments