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Polyphon 15-inch Style No. 51 Disc Upright Musical Box

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
395
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Polyphon 15-inch Style No. 51 Disc Upright Musical Box, Germany, c. 1905, mahogany case with turned vasiform gallery above a turned, fluted, and carved Corinthian half-column hinged door, the full-length painted porcelain panel reading "Musk-Automat/Polyphon" with an image of a goddess playing the harp, on a similarly decorated base, all resting on turned flattened bun feet, gilt bedplate with double comb, engraved silvered zither plate reading "Patent/Brevete/SG.DG/Patented," and three cast gilt disc rollers, lower cabinet holding thirty-three discs, ht. 72 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

original penned list of the discs laid down on card board, original winding key, fully functioning playing clear


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Germany, Automat, Culture, Music, Music box, Polyphon, Sound, Vending