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Accession number 1977-680
Catalog Number 1977-680
Collection San Jose Master Catalog
Object Name Box, Music
Title Victorian monkey music box
Description Oval, glass-domed music box featuring a monkey dressed in formal 18th century costume. He plays a violin whose case lies on the ground near him, under an arch of dried flowers and branches, and china flowers. The music and monkey are activated with a string pulley on the side of the base.

Made by Jean-Marie Phalibois in France. Phalibois create a whole line of automate machines in the late 19th century.
Artist Jean- Marie Phalibois
Dimensions H-26 W-17.5 D-9.5 inches