Rectangular case, the front, sides and back painted and varnished to resemble rosewood, the lid veneered with walnut, inlaid with a central cartouche of a winged cherub driving a chariot pulled by a butterfly, in pale and stained fruitwoods and abilone shell on a dark stained sycamore ground. Central lid motif bordered by three bands of fruitwood stringing. Interior of case ebonised. Cylinder and comb, with ratcheted lever-winding mechanism on left-hand side and stop/start levers on right. Geneva stopwork mechanism on barrel. Speed governed by worm-driven fly on right-hand side. Glass cover. Plays six Scottish tunes, described on paper tune-sheet on underside of lid, printed with "Ste Croix (Suisse) PVF".
Paillard, Vaucher, Fils
National Museums Liverpool
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Sainte-Croix (Timezone: Europe/Zurich)