1113 : Charles Ullman, c. 1895

Antique Music Box with 4 Bells & Mandarin Automata Strikers by Charles Ullman, Swiss, c. 1895


A great-sounding 4 bell antique music box by Charles Ullman, featuring a pair of polychrome mandarin strikers for the bells. 

These striking automata turn their heads as they play along to the jolly selection of 8 Victorian Music Hall tunes, and are very fitting with the popular music-hall theme of the box. 

The musical movement has been completely overhauled, and the sound is good & strong. It is housed in a nice tidy-sized inlaid rosewood case. Although the tunesheet is a replacement, the Charless Ullman “Qualite Excelsior” badge is on the inside of the box, and his stamp is on the governor. 

A really nice, tidy, jolly music box.

Width: 17” / 43cm
Height: 11 ½” / 29 cm
Depth: 8 ½” / 22cm
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