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 1195: Cuendet, c. 1890

 


Antique Music Box with Bells and Dancing Dolls by Cuendet, c. 1890

A nice and scarce antique music box with bells and dancing dolls made by Jules Cuendet of St Croix, Switzerland in c. 1890.

The two original dancing dolls are positioned before the three bells, each of which are struck by colourful insect strikers.

The fully serviced movement also features a tune indiciator, relating to the 10 popular tunes that the music box plays as detailed on the original tunesheet.

It comes inside a rosewood cose with a music inlay to the lid and boxwood stringing.


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Size:
Width:
19” / 48cm
 
Height:
9” / 23cm
Depth:
11” / 28cm

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Antique Music Box with Bells and Dancing Dolls by Cuendet, c. 1890: open view

Antique Music Box with Bells and Dancing Dolls by Cuendet, c. 1890: musical movement

Antique Music Box with Bells and Dancing Dolls by Cuendet, c. 1890: dancing dolls

Antique Music Box with Bells and Dancing Dolls by Cuendet, c. 1890: bells with insect strikers

Antique Music Box with Bells and Dancing Dolls by Cuendet, c. 1890: tune indicator

Antique Music Box with Bells and Dancing Dolls by Cuendet, c. 1890: cylinder

Antique Music Box with Bells and Dancing Dolls by Cuendet, c. 1890: tunesheet

Antique Music Box with Bells and Dancing Dolls by Cuendet, c. 1890: side view

Antique Music Box with Bells and Dancing Dolls by Cuendet, c. 1890


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