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 1153: Dawkins, c. 1890

 


Antique Drum, Bell and Castanet Music Box by Dawkins. c. 1890

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A good quality orchestral antique music box made by Dawkins of Geneva, Switzerland in c. 1890.

The movement features 5 bells with hammer strikers, a drum with 6 beaters, castanet with 4 beaters, and a tune indicator signalling the 12 popular and operatic tunes the music box plays, including Carmen and The Mikado, as listed on the original tunesheet.

The movement is protected by an interior glass dust lid and housed within a beautiful rosewood veneered case with a very nice inlay of a Swiss Alpine shepherdess feeding a goat to the lid.


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Size:
Width:
25” / 64cm
 
Height:
10” / 25cm
Depth:
14 ½” / 37cm

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Antique Drum, Bell and Castanet Music Box by Dawkins. c. 1890: musical movement

Antique Drum, Bell and Castanet Music Box by Dawkins. c. 1890: side view of movement

Antique Drum, Bell and Castanet Music Box by Dawkins. c. 1890: tune indicator

Antique Drum, Bell and Castanet Music Box by Dawkins. c. 1890: original tunesheet


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