FRED ZIMBALIST/ JENNINGS BROTHERS BRASS MUSICAL TRINKET BOX W/ REUGE MOVEMENT - YouTube. FRED ZIMBALIST/ JENNINGS BROTHERS BRASS MUSICAL TRINKET BOX W/ REUGE MOVEMENT. This is a solid brass musical trinket box made by the Jennings Brothers Company for Fred Zimbalist.
The Zimbalist Company outfitted the box with a Reuge 1 tune 18 note Swiss musical movement. The lid of the box depicts a French provencial pastoral picnic scene, while the bottom of the box features a beautiful "fleur-de-lis" (flower of the lily) pattern.The box features an internal storage area which measures 3 1/2" across, by 1 3/4" with a depth of 1 1/4. DIMENSIONS: 4 3/8" X 4 3/8" X 2 1/2 tall. A member of the renowned Harmonicats, (he played on the Ed Sullivan show several times), and was a member of the SPAH, Society for the Advancement of the Harmonica. Related to Ephrem Zimballist, Sr. (the famed concert violinist), he founded the Zimbalist Music Box Company of Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for these highly prized & unique Nickel Silver Plated on brass pieces along with other finely detailed & hand carved wooden pieces from India & exquisite Silver & Silver Plated Repousse cabinets from Hans Jensen in Denmark & Jennings Brothers in Bridgeport, CT USA. The Jennings Brothers were from Bridgeport, CT, and started their company in 1890.
They continued business into the early 1900's. The company produced some of the finest drafted art metal pieces ever made during this Arts & Crafts time period.Their creations included high grade bookends, candlesticks, jewelry boxes, lamps and figurative items. Not lending themselves to mass production, their methods were exacting and painstakingly detailed. They relied upon the expertise of artists, sculptors and metal smiths. Even today, Jennings Brothers metal works of art are highly prized.
Existing examples bearing the distinctive hallmark of JB are keenly sought after by collectors. The Music Box Repair Center Unlimited offers unprecedented personalized customer service in the repair and restoration of all makes and models of mechanical music mechanisms. We service music boxes utilizing cylinders & metallic discs. We also service musical jewelry boxes, Reuge (Swiss) & Italian mechanical musical cigarette/lipstick carousels (aka mosques), mechanical singing bird boxes & bird cages, mechanical whistlers, musical pocket watches & clocks, lockets and musical figurines, ballerina boxes, nutcrackers and smokers.
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Please let us know how we can be of any service to you, or your friends & family for music box parts or repair/restoration services. The item "FRED ZIMBALIST/ JENNINGS BROTHERS BRASS MUSICAL TRINKET BOX With REUGE MOVEMENT" is in sale since Tuesday, September 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes". The seller is "musicboxrepairman" and is located in Lomita, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.