Swiss Gold Musical Snuff Box
Swiss Gold Musical Snuff Box Swiss Gold Musical Snuff Box Swiss Gold Musical Snuff Box Swiss Gold Musical Snuff Box
Swiss Gold Musical Snuff Box

Swiss Gold Musical Snuff Box

  • Musical snuff boxes such as this one were called carillons à musique
  • It is chased and engraved with elaborate swirls of ornate foliage
  • The taking of snuff was a highly regarded social ritual among the European elite
  • 19th century gold music boxes were highly desired objects of status.
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Item No. 29-9549
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This special and important Swiss gold music box is chased and engraved with a set of musical instruments surrounded by elaborate swirls of ornate foliage. Embossed with a delightful braided gold design, the two-compartment box features an exquisite oval agate key, which opens a recessed lock in the base of the box. Such a box would have been a prized possession and would have been able to fit neatly into a gentleman’s waistcoat pocket.

Ingenious miniature portable devices, musical snuff boxes such as this one were called carillons à musique. Highly desired objects of status and crafted primarily in Switzerland, they influenced the development and popularity of all music box production in the 19th century.

Circa 1820

3 1/4" wide x 2" deep x 7/8" high
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:Switzerland
Type:Snuff/Tobacco Boxes
Material:Gold
Depth:2.0 Inches
Width:3.25 Inches
Height:0.875 Inches
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