Lot 1442 (Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments, 8th June 2018)
Sold for £380
There is no winding key, though when wound up using a key it does not operate, so attention is required. Additional images show details including the teeth.
RARE 19TH CENTURY SYMPHONIUM DISC BRACKET CLOCK BY JUNGHANS circa 1890, with two train eight day movement, the cream enamel chapter ring with Arabic numerals, the mahogany case with brass carrying handle to the hinged, fretted and gadroon moulded caddy top, enclosing symphonium disc music mechanism activated on the hour or played at will, over four glass case (one lacking), with spiral brass baton mounted corners and a spreading square base, with bun feet, 31cm high, with twenty-eight discs
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