Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality

Mar 19
2018
Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality



Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Excellent Working Condition. Antique German Music Box Automaton. The crank turns easily, and as it does the three clowns move effortlessly, making their music just like they did when they were made over 100 years ago. The clowns on the left and right turn from side to side playing their trombone and guitar while the clown in the center bangs his symbol while the music box plays its cheerful tune. Please view the video below to see and hear this beautiful old piece making its magic. The wooden stand measures 16 1/2 wide, 8 3/8 deep and 2 3/4 tall. The entire piece stands 14 tall. The stand is covered in paper and nailed together. We are not sure of the maker of this piece and there are no markings at all that we could see. We believe it was made in the late 1800s to the very early 1900s. The clowns are composition with some wooden parts underneath. You can see the joints at their hands and feet, this is not damage, only how the clowns were made so that they could move. Their faces were hand painted, the colors are still vibrant and bright. The clown on the right has some water marks on the left side of his clothing and his hat. No other signs of water damage, it looks like it may have been a spill. There paper is flaking in spots, however the wood is sound and the box is sturdy. There are some dirty areas on the clowns clothing. Some areas of paint loss or chips, mostly on the arms, legs, hands and feet. We did our best to show as much as could in the pictures. The pictures and video are an important part of the description so please view them all and zoom in. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. By purchasing this item you agree to the terms listed above. To see the video. The item “Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality” is in sale since Saturday, March 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “goatsarejerkstwo” and is located in Marysville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.

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Regina Music Box in a Mahogany Cabinet

Mar 19
2018
Regina Music Box in a Mahogany Cabinet


Regina Music Box in a Mahogany Cabinet


Regina Music Box in a Mahogany Cabinet


Regina Music Box in a Mahogany Cabinet


Regina Music Box in a Mahogany Cabinet


Regina Music Box in a Mahogany Cabinet


Regina Music Box in a Mahogany Cabinet


Regina Music Box in a Mahogany Cabinet


Winds up and Plays well. Cabinet is in good shape, it has a k nicks around the bottom of cabinet. Comes with 6 Records. The item “Regina Music Box in a Mahogany Cabinet” is in sale since Friday, March 16, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “alltypeclockshop1″ and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)

Mar 19
2018
Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)



Full item description text is below the video. The video may not play on all platforms so I also included a YouTube video link beneath the first video file. Video will open in a new window. Very rare and fine antique singing bird box crafted by one of the early fusee wind singing bird box tabatiere masters (Charles Bruguier of Switzerland). The early fusee wind bird boxes are an entirely different specimen from the standard and later going barrel bird boxes. Watch the video and you will immediately notice the complexity and length of the bird song and the superior bird automation, which includes a rotating head. Charles Bruguier signed and numbered each of his exquisite pieces which are extensively featured in Flights of Fancy by Christian Bailly. IF YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A SUPERB FUSEE WIND SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ZERO WORRIES, THIS IS IT. This singing bird box was hand crafted by Charles Bruguier in the 1830s and is numbered 246. This is one of the nicest playing singing and animating fusee wind bird boxes you will ever see and the bird is exceptionally colorful and also in outstanding cosmetic condition. The case is gold gilt solid sterling silver with exceptional quality engravings on the bottom case piece. This piece was originally restored in 1891 by famous watchmaker Piguet and at that time, the top case and lid were also replaced. One can only imagine what major European conflict caused this piece to lose its top pieces. The mechanical movement is absolutely flawless and the bird animates and sings without any apologies; notice how well the bird’s beak opens/closes, head turns, wings flap and tail flutters. The bird animates perfectly as follows: wings flap up/down, beak opens/closes, tail flutters up/down and the head rotates all the while singing to a beautiful oscillating bird song that is synchronized to the bird animation. PLEASE EXPLORE MY OTHER LISTINGS. CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE AS I ENJOY SHARING WHAT I KNOW. Troy Duncan, CPA, retired. The item “STERLING SILVER FUSEÉ SINGING BIRD BOX BY CHARLES BRUGUIER (WATCH VIDEO)” is in sale since Saturday, March 10, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “singingbirdbox” and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.