Simon Moore, Pocket Fruit Knives, p. 111.
A similar musical fruit knife is illustrated in Chapuis, La Montre Chinoise, p. 64, fig. 42. The knife illustrated was formerly in the collection of Gustave Loup, the noted Genevoise collector of Chinese market watches and clocks. Loup, a close friend of Alfred Chapuis, collaborated to write La Montre Chinoise, where many of Loup's pieces were illustrated.
The barillet movement was created by Antoine Favre in 1796, thereby making it possible to incorporate music work in smaller objects, such as the present lot.
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