bam chinois couv

Cylinder Music Box with drums, and Chinese Automatons

Switzerland, end of 19th century



boite a musique aux chinois



This late 19th century musical piece was decorated for outward appearance with two percussionists. Here is a way of renewing the traditional sound of keyboards composed of metal teeth. The miniature drum, castanets and more particularly the fixed bells struck by two moving Chinese figures in the exotic taste of that time, make a music more orchestral and rich in effect.


Dimensions : H 25 x L 60 x P 35






LE LUDION Sarl                +  33 607 624 394
Established in 1976   -   Capital de 120.000 €
SIRET 334 256 120 00026          NAF 3220Z
VAT Ident                         FR 26 334 256 120
2 Rue Pierre de Fermat F-31000 TOULOUSE
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