Antique Dancing Pigs Musical Automaton by Smyphonion, Germany, c. 1895
A very scarce, amusing and unusual music box by Symphonion featuring a group of dancing pigs.
When the music is turned on, the three baby pigs dance a jig while the mother pig and another baby beat on the drum. The pigs are in great condition and move well. The case is in original condition with a later paper addition around the staging surrounding the pigs.
The movement plays 5 3/4” / 14.5cm discs and is in good working order.
It comes with seven discs, and is a highly collectable little music box. It is one of a series of five different models:
1 - Dancing Pigs
2 - Sleeping Monkeys
3 - Dancing Cats
4 - Monkey Cyclist
5 - Swinging Cats
It would be a wonderful challenge to collect all five - although it may take some time to achieve...