This piece was made in the 1860s by the "Bremond" firm of Geneva Switzerland. Overture boxes can come in different configurations, this particular piece plays the Overture to the "Opera "Norma" composed by V. Bellini. It plays Norma in 3 parts along with 3 other selections. Distinctive features of this type music box are the unusually Fat Cylinder 3" diameter x 13" length, as well as many teeth, (117). Needless to say the arrangements and sound are un-paralleled making these highly sought out by collectors. The Case is particularly ornate with Cut corners, various Enamel and wood Inlays to both the Lid and Case-front. The "Dragon"s Breath" case inside is also a feature of the earlier finer pieces. This piece has been meticulously restored to beautiful condition, having No previous Tooth repairs.
Case measurements: 22" x 9" x 9"