Antique Interchangeble Mandolin
Piccolo Music Box by Mojon Manger, c. 1875
A fine quality interchangeable music box on its own table made by the
firm of Mojon Manger in Geneva, Switzerland in c. 1875.
movement is run by a large double spring winding mechanism, and features
a tune indicator as well as a mandolin piccolo arrangement. It plays
four cylinders with a beautiful sound, as always with interchangeable
music boxes by this maker.
Each cylinder plays a selection of 6 operatic
and popular tunes, as detailed on the original tunesheet, and are housed
in the drawer of the matching table.
Both the table and the case are
veneered with burr amboyna and boxwood stringing, with an enamelled brass
lozenge inlay to the lid of the case. The case also has gilt carrying
handles. The table has canted corners and turned ebonised legs.
is an old split repaired in the surface of the table, an imperfection
that is almost characteristic of these tables (they seems to almost always
split along this line over time) but it does not impair the overall quality
of the box. The case is beautiful, and the sound superb.
Music box size:
35” / 89cm W x 10” / 26cm H x 14” / 36cm D. Overall
size including table given below.
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