London, South Kensington
25 May 2004
A small changeable cylinder musical box by Reuge,
No. 51, with five cylinders playing three airs each by Strauss, Verdi, Mozart and others, with top-wind motor, lyre-form tune indicator, engine-turned brass bedplate and engraved brass tune porgramme, in serpentine burr-thuya case with rosewood borders, domed lid with floral inlay and internal cylinder storage drawer in the front -- 16in. (41cm.) wide, the cylinders 4½in. (11.5cm.), in maker's box and packaging, with Reuge certificate and literature.
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Produced in a limited edition of 99 boxes.
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