Music Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-310445

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

Descriptive Terms

music boxes
wood (plant material)
metal
paper (fiber product)
ribbon (material)
Instrument, Mechanical
Box, Music
Box, Music

Inscription

"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?)

Additional Identification Number

147

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Zurich, Switzerland

Dimensions

5 1/4 x 14 x 6 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Sarah Moore Field Collection

Accession Number

1998.6078

Places

Zürich canton (Switzerland) [canton]