Musical Clocks & Music Boxes

Swiss Music Box, 79 Note / 6 Tune, $895

Circa 1850-1890. Maker unknown. Sold by Adolf Berger of Breslau, Lower Silesia in Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland - 1945) Nov 06, 1834 - Jan 13, 1916 (81). After Conservative Restoration, it beautifully plays these 6 tunes, either continuously, or with automatic stop at the end of a tune, or with automatic change from tune to tune. Each tune plays about 45 seconds:

  1. German Emperor, March (composer unknown)
  2. Beautiful Helena, Quadrille, Strauss
  3. Secret Love, Favorite, Resch (see video)
  4. Norma, Aria, Bellini
  5. Return Spring, Polka, Strauss
  6. Thousand and One Nights, Waltz, Strauss

Inlaid veneer lid with lock, grained case work, black lacquer highlights. Overall dimensions: 17 inches wide by 8 inches deep by 5 inches tall.

Rhythm Small World Timecracker Animated Musical Clock, $295

Animated musical clock, dial splits and shows rotating figures while music from 20 selections plays.

Classical
  1. Air on G
  2. Thais' Meditation
  3. Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  4. Liebestraum #3
  5. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  6. Humoresque
Contemporary
  1. Amazing Grace
  2. The Entertainer
  3. Traumerei
  4. Dance of the Hours
  5. Nocturne Op. #9
  6. Tales From the Vienna Woods
Christmas
  1. Jingle Bells
  2. Silent Night
  3. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  4. Joy to the World

Minor scratches but presents well. Compare at $550 new. Overall dimensions: 20 inches tall by 16-1/2 inches wide by 4-1/2 inches deep.

Rhythm Small World Animated Musical Clock, $325

Circa 1990's. Oak frame with Swarovski crystals. Dial splits and lights blink as music plays. Plays 6 classic melodies or 3 Christmas songs in succession:

Classics
  1. Tennessee Waltz
  2. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  3. My Way
  4. If
  5. A Whiter Shade of Pale
  6. Killing Me Softly With His Song
Christmas Songs
  1. Silent Night
  2. Joy to the World
  3. We Wish you a Merry Christmas

Minor scratches but presents well. Compare at $550 new. Overall dimensions: 20 inches tall by 16 inches wide by 4-3/4 inches deep.

Seiko Melodies in Motion Clock, $185

Lots of animation! Dial splits and revolves, windows open to reveal trumpeters moving to the music. Plays several different tunes on the hour with selections as follows:

Set A
  1. Hey Jude
  2. In My Life
  3. Let it Be
  4. The Long and Winding Road
  5. Yesterday
Set B
  1. The Four Seasons "Spring"
  2. Kanon
  3. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  4. Symphony #6 "Pastoral"
  5. "Morning" from Peer Gynt
  6. La Traviata "Drinking Song"
  7. Amazing Grace
  8. The Planets "Jupiter"
  9. Waltz of the Flowers
  10. Salut d'Amour
  11. Pictures at an Exhibition "Promenade"
  12. Dance of the Reed Pipes
Set C
  1. Deck the Halls
  2. O Tannenbaum
  3. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  4. Joy to the World
  5. Silent Night
  6. Jingle Bells

Some wear from use but presents well. Overall dimensions: 17-1/2 inches tall by 16 inches wide by 4 inches deep. Takes 4 C batteries. Compare at $330+ new.