There are other lovely pieces of musical art items along with ballerina music boxes, music figurines, wooden jewelry boxes, and other forms of music boxes and antiques the music box and antique collector is able to search for. These are the musical seal, musical watches, ancient carillon and automaton boxes, and musical watches with singing birds and barking dogs.
The musical seal is a part of musical jewelry. The musical movement typically is one with eight notes; hence, only very simple songs can be performed on them. Additionally, they are always made from gold and decorated with enamel and hard stone.
Because musical seals are costly, the music box and antique collector has to be very careful they’re not buying a fake imitation. David Tallis in”Music Boxes: A Guide for Collectors” has this to say:”If you have any questions about purchasing a musical seal, look very carefully at the stop-start slide. If the seal is a fake, you can usually see that the hole to the slide is cut rather crudely in the gold.”
Musical watches were produced for those who loved”flaunt” accessories at the Regency period. The manufacturer of the first musical opinion was Philippe Sameul Meylan, who left the watch using a radial disc type motion. The music played by the majority of watches is Swiss standard songs such as”Ranz des Vaches”. There are a few which play the national anthems of both France and England.
Musical watches were made by a number of individuals like Le Roy of Paris, Henri Capt of Geneva, and Jean Antoine Lepine of Paris to name a few.
Some musical watches are hard and costly to fix. Hence, the music box and antique collector have to inspect a watch carefully before it’s bought to ensure it’s in good working order and not of poor quality.
Early Carillon and Automaton
A valuable prize for music box and antique collector is to get a music box, which plays on bells rather than steel teeth. Locating such a box as this could be a rare find. David Tallis says: “Very few boxes appear on the open market and among the latest, an enameled gold box containing a carillon musical motion, fetched several thousand pounds in the salesrooms”.
Watches with Singing Birds and Barking Dogs
The rarest of most musical artwork is your musical watch with a singing bird or barking dog. The singing bird gets the mechanics of the singing bird along with normal watch functions. When a special lever is pressed, a bird looks from the watches side and on its back all of the while singing a tune.
The barking dog musical opinion comes with an animated dog that barks and is displayed when the watch hours change. This musical watch is very uncommon and would be a terrific addition for the selection of the music box and antique collector.
For the music box and antique collector, there are other interesting and special pieces of musical art, which may be seen along with ballerina music boxes, music figurines, and wooden jewelry boxes. Why don’t you expand your collection now?