1248 : George Bendon, c. 1875
Antique 9 Bell Music Box by George Bendon, c. 1875
A fine quality antique music box made by George Bendon of Geneva, Switzerland in c. 1875.
The movement features 9 engraved bells, four of which are struck by bee strikers and five by decorative finial strikers, all of which can be engaged and disengaged at will. The movement also features a zither bar.
This music box plays a selection of 8 tunes by Lecoq and Offenbach as listed on the original, distinctive Bendon tunesheet.
This is housed within an elegant case veneered in burr walnut with kingwood banding.
Width: 23” / 58 cm
Height: 10 ½” / 27 cm
Depth: 12” / 30 cm