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Tabatiere Musical Box by Cuendet

Auction:
2419
Lot:
865
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2419
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
August 23, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Tabatiere Musical Box by Cuendet, No. 11062, playing three airs including "Il Bacio" waltz, with tune-sheet, in mahogany case with ivorine shield-shaped inlay (split) on lid, wd. 5 in.

Note: Included with the musical box is the calling card of a Lady Bettie Walker, dated October 1947 and inscribed "For Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas, a reminder of England." Bettie Walker and her husband ran the Outspan and Treetops Hotel in Nyeri, Kenya, where Robert Baden-Powell (founder of the Boy Scouts movement) was a frequent visitor during the 1930s.
Estimate $300-400

Keywords

Bettie Walker, United Kingdom, Nicholas, Robert Baden-Powell, founder , Treetops Hotel, Boy Scouts, Nyeri, Kenya, British monarchy