A fine quality antique musical box in the form of a miniature grand piano. Constructed of gilt bronze and hand painted Austrian enamel . All around the body of the piano it is painted with polychrome scenes of courting couples in rural idylls and with winged putti in orchards. The movement is key wound from below. Austria circa 1890.
❤ -A Russian silver gilt, cloisonne, and en plein enamel casket, 11th Artel, Moscow, 1908-1917. Oblong, on four bracket feet, the sides with roundels enclosing multi-color stylized flower-heads among foliate scrolls, the corners with stylized flowers against a light blue ground, the hinged lid with a matte en plein enamel plaque depicting a troika in a winter landscape within a geometric motif border, the interior of the cover enameled in translucent turquoise over a wavy guilloche ground.