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 1213: Samuel Troll, c. 1870

 


Antique 10 Bell and Drum Music Box by Samuel, Troll, c. 1870

An exhibition-quality music box made by the prestigious firm of Samuel Troll in Geneva, Switzerland in c. 1870.

This spectacular example has a movement with 10 engraved bells surmounted by bird finials and struck by lovely bee strikers, as well as a central skin drum struck by axe head strikers.

Each set of five bells can be disengaged at will, as can the drum. The cylinder is unusually long (21” / 53cm), resulting in this being a large and important music box.

It plays a superb selection of 12 operatic airs as detailed on the original tunesheet, including Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ (featured in the video), Bellini’s ‘La Norma’, Gounod’s ‘Romeo and Juliette’, and Meyerbeer’s ‘L’Africaine’, all with a bright sound.

The movement is housed within a fine quality rosewood case with floral inlays.

An important, hard-to-find and impressive music box.


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Size:
Width:
31” / 79cm
 
Height:
11” / 28cm
Depth:
14” / 35cm

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Antique 10 Bell and Drum Music Box by Samuel, Troll, c. 1870: open view

Antique 10 Bell and Drum Music Box by Samuel, Troll, c. 1870: musical movement

Antique 10 Bell and Drum Music Box by Samuel, Troll, c. 1870: drum

Antique 10 Bell and Drum Music Box by Samuel, Troll, c. 1870: engraved bells

Antique 10 Bell and Drum Music Box by Samuel, Troll, c. 1870: cylinder

Antique 10 Bell and Drum Music Box by Samuel, Troll, c. 1870: dustlid

Antique 10 Bell and Drum Music Box by Samuel, Troll, c. 1870: tunesheet

Antique 10 Bell and Drum Music Box by Samuel, Troll, c. 1870: inlaid case

Antique 10 Bell and Drum Music Box by Samuel, Troll, c. 1870: lid inlay

Antique 10 Bell and Drum Music Box by Samuel, Troll, c. 1870: front inlay

 


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