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Rare and early Swiss snuff box with musical movement


The top of the case has a farm scene with people and animals.

 


On the bottom a nice geometric pattern in gutta percha.

 


The early Swiss cylinder movement beneath the "snuff" compartment.

 

This snuff box is from the 1850s and represents a very early period in music box entertainment. This box has a gutta percha decorated lid and case with a pastoral scene and the slogan "Petits. Petits. Petits." with the farmer about to attack a group of hens in the henhouse. The musical movement is a lovely early Swiss movement with a nice sound, enriched when placed on a wood table. A rare and lovely piece, and very appealing at this low price!


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