15th July 2016
A 19th Century Swiss musical box by Nicole Frères, the lever wind movement playing four overtures by Rossini, Hérold and Mozart on a 31cm cylinder, the hinged lid with an applied metal plaque bearing 'No. 46632 ... Fabrique de Nicole Frères Genève pour Metzler & Co. Londres', the movement and comb similarly marked with makers' name, the rosewood case with line inlaid borders and applied handles, width approx 64cm.
Hammer price: £5,400
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