It is the memory that guides the hand in this art. Just imagine the tedious process, that is such a big part of the reason why these old kiln-fired objects have such a huge following and bring such commanding prices. Then as an added bonus, it was made to be musical.Unfortunately through time it appears to have been over wound and so it no longer plays its tune, but a reliable repairman could get this up and running for you if you choose to? You will notice also that the top rises up and has a gilt rod that supports the cover. Inside of the lid is another lovely courting scene as they dance and the chaperone watches on. This is lined in a red velvet material and is in very good condition. A porcelain cover lifts up to expose the keyboard with its black and white keys and behind it is a lovely porcelain scene with flowing ribbons and a central floral wreath between two trees.
There are no hallmarks on this but we know it is probably an unmarked French Viennese enameled Piano form music box, in exceptionally fine, to excellent condition for it age. The artisan's skill is immense. There are no flaws to note except as previously mentioned with the sound and the framework that holds the enamel is also very fine and undamaged. This piece has been treasured, not abused or miss-handled. No chips, no cracks in the enamel.A superb piece for your collection or ideal for a little girls doll house. This piece measures 5.5" long front to back x 3 5/8" wide side to side x 3.5 high top to bottom and weighs 11lbs 7.2ozs. You will surely be happy, with this in your porcelain paintings or miniature collection. These charges are the buyers responsibility. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as gifts - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.
Please be patient as we have no control over this. We thank you for viewing this item and hope you have enjoyed it? All jewelry comes gift boxed for presentation. The item "Antique French Musical Louis XVI Porcelain & Gilt Bronze Miniature Piano 5.5L" is in sale since Wednesday, August 28, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "moniques*antiques2" and is located in Sicklerville, New Jersey.
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