Antique 6 Bell Music Box with Musical Motif Strikers by Conchon, c. 1875
This is a superb antique music box made by the firm of F. Conchon of Geneva, Switzerland in c. 1875.
The musical movement features 6 engraved bells surmounted by colourful enamel finials. Even more impressive are the bell strikers, 3 of which have enamel harps motifs, while the other 3 have violins crossed with pipes beneath a musical score. It is a highly original arrangement – echoing the motifs usually found on the inlays of a music box – and makes for a beautiful spectacle.
The music box plays 8 Scottish tunes with a lovely, lively sound, including Auld Lang Syne, Rob Roy MacGregor, and Bonnie Dundee, as detailed on the original tunesheet.
This is all housed within an inlaid rosewood case with musical motifs to both the front and lid, along with tulipwood stringing and kingwood crossbanding to the lid, front, and sides.
A really jolly, attractive antique music box.