Soldier Playing Leierkasten

Origin: German or Belgian

Age: 19th century

Size: 13 1/4" x 6 1/4"

Note: Following a war, soldiers in some European countries were known to come home and walk the streets playing a leierkasten (music box) as a way to earn money. This was supposedly due to either lack of jobs for the soldiers or if they had sustained a crippling injury during the war.