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German Gold Musical Box with Key

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This German music box is etched with musical instruments and elaborate foliage.

Key Features

  • This music box is from Hanua, Gemany and is engraved with musical instruments.
  • It contains a musical carillon that is activated by a button set into the base.
  • The interior is rose gold and contains a lovely period key.
  • Containers like this were among the most fashionable luxury items in the 19th century
  • To find an example of such excellent quality is truly rare.
  • Circa 1820
  • 2 ¾ x 1 7/8 x 1 3/16

Item Details

  • Width:
    2 3/4" Inches
  • Height:
    1 3/16" Inches
  • Depth:
    1 7/8" Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    Other
This lovely gold box contains a musical carillon that is activated by a button set into the base.  It is from Hanua, Germany and is engraved with musical instruments, including a sitar, and elaborate foliage on the lid.  The interior is rose gold and contains a lovely period key.  It is marked as 18 karat and bears the makers mark CK.  Containers like this were among the most fashionable luxury items from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and were often exchanged as gifts, especially among gentlemen. To find an example of such excellent quality is truly rare.

Circa 1820

1 3/16" high x 2 3/4" wide x 1 7/8" deep

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