Posted 5 years ago
This music box was stolen from our home in the early 1980's during a burglary. It had belonged to my mother-in-law and, upon her death, was inherited by my wife. Since it was a very valuable piece, it was accepted by the International Foundation for Art Research for inclusion in their Stolen Art Alert publication Volume 4 Number 9 December 1983.
They identified it as a " 1440 Swiss, 19th Century, Music Box, 1816. Mahogany with brass handles. L. 61 cm. Marked on interior: Marque de Fabrique 1816, Jacot's Patent Safety Check Sept. 22,1886, and no. 40302. Crank on right. Plays seven tunes, one of which is the Toreador. Wood chipped on the front"