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Concerto Piccolo Musical Box by Langdorff

Auction:
2419
Lot:
864
Sold for:
$2,600$2,600

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2419
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
August 23, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Concerto Piccolo Musical Box by Langdorff, playing eight mainly operatic airs including Le Barbier de Seville, Freischutz, Choeur de Chasseurs and Carmen, Quadrille, with three-piece comb, tune-sheet and walnut inlaid case with tulipwood banding on front and inlaid floral motif on lid, wd. 26 1/2, cylinder 16 in.
Note: Langdorff's "Concerto Piccolo" arrangement has two sublime harmony combs and a piccolo comb, resulting in pleasing renditions played with pace and volume. The first track, Barbier, incorporates the opening motif of its overture. Bulleid illustrates a similar tune-sheet (Musical Box Tune Sheets, no. 156, p. 92) on a sublime "Concert Tremolo" box by the same maker.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Case refinshed. Movement has been recently cleaned and overhauled and plays well, with more volume than usual for a movement of this size.

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