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Musical Boxes, Automata & Rare Related Items

by Aspire Auctions Fine Art & Antiques


151 lots with images

September 6, 2013

2310 Superior Ave

Ste# 125

Cleveland, OH, OH 44114 USA

Phone: 216-231-5515

Fax: 216-231-5530

Email: info@aspireauctions.com

Piano Orchestrion by Ernst Helzweissig, Leipzig c. 1880's

Lot 1: Piano Orchestrion by Ernst Helzweissig, Leipzig c. 1880's

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Description: sr.# 8319. Very rare 30 note, seven books of music and playing wonderfully when cranked by hand (very similar to a Piano Melodico). Hot air engine driven. Looks and sounds great. Painted black wood case with carved details with gold paint. The original Hot Air Engine runs on a can of Sterno but lacking sufficient power (original burner is missing). Hot air operated machines are a truly rare and unique item. View on AspireAuctions.com"

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Piano Melodico, ca. 1886

Lot 2: Piano Melodico, ca. 1886

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Description: Forty-eight note, sr.#6187, with eight books of music plus a test strip. Giovanni Racca, Bologna, Italy. Provenance: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Looks and plays like new. View on AspireAuctions.com"

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Another Piano Melodico ca. 1886

Lot 3: Another Piano Melodico ca. 1886

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Description: Almost exactly the same as the prior lot; 48 note, sr.#2372, with 8 books of music plus a test strip. Giovanni Racca, Bologna, Italy. Looks and plays like new. View on AspireAuctions.com"

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B.A. Bremond, Interchangeable Cylinder Box with Seven Bells, c. 1870's

Lot 4: B.A. Bremond, Interchangeable Cylinder Box with Seven Bells, c. 1870's

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Description: sn. # 11756. Cylinders are 2-1/4" x 13", mandolin arrangement. It has three interchangeable cylinders, all three shown on the one original tune card. Music box was restored years ago; it has five replacement teeth, but looks and plays wonderfully. Contrary to most bell boxes, these bells are timed well and sound really nice. View on AspireAuctions.com"

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Music Box Base For a Paillard Orchestra Box, c. 1870's

Lot 5: Music Box Base For a Paillard Orchestra Box, c. 1870's

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Description: This serpentine shaped case was intended for a Paillard Orchestra box, however it nicely matches the B.A. Bremond in the previous lot (#4). Nevertheless it will be sold separately. It is very ornate with burled walnut finished with extensive inlay. It contains a built-in writing desk with drop-front, four smaller drawers inside, plus cubby holes. It also has five drawers below with capacity for eighteen 18" cylinders. View on AspireAuctions.com"

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