Serinette Louis XVI by Gerardin miniature organ for singing bird1 of 12 images

Serinette Louis XVI by Gerardin miniature organ for singing bird

2 900 €

About

Serinette, Louis XV Louis XVI mechanical musical instrument consisting of a small barrel organ with cylinder with steel pins and tin pipes. Crank activating a reciprocating bellows. 8 tunes. 10 notes. Made by GERARDIN, facteur d'orgues & de serinettes à Mirecourt en Lorraine. The Gerardin were active until 1789. This miniature organ, imitating the song of canaries, was developed to teach them to sing new tunes hence its name serinette.

Characteristics

  • Time:18th century
  • Material or technique:Wood
  • Sizes:26 x 15 x 19 cm (Width x Height x Depth)
  • Reference:2394

Conservation status

Really good condition

Museography

See the painting "La dame à la serinette" by Chardin in the Louvre museum.

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