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Music box - Symphonion

Symphonion

  • Object:

    Music box

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890-1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Symphonion (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rosewood and ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase made possible through the gift of an anonymous benefactor.

  • Museum number:

    W.98-1975

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ten disc musical box with a front lever winding mechanism, printed with the maker's name 'Symphonion'. Stamped on the bedplate 513469.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1890-1910 (made)

Artist/maker

Symphonion (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Rosewood and ivory

Dimensions

Diameter: 10.75 in Discs

Descriptive line

Disc musical box, Symphonion, in a rosewood and ivory case with a photograph of singing children inside the lid. German, ca. 1890-1910.

Materials

Ivory; Rosewood

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Music; Musical instruments

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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