Basset horn, boxwood, two brass mounts, ivory knee at angle of body. Twelve brass keys, flat, square, mounted in turned blocks and rings, including an open key for F/C and three basset keys for right thumb. Barrel is a later replacement and mouthpiece is modern. Two key guards on the kasten (book) ornamented by a central concave square surrounded by four quatrefoils. Two pads missing. Ivory knee is cracked and pinned and a metal plug is inserted in bore for support. Tenon at lower end of the left hand joint lined with thick metal sleeve. Approximate length from mouthpiece tip to barrel opening is 102 cm. Stamped on bell rim: Griessling & Schlott Berlin. Initials on kasten. Mouthpiece is not contemporary and is inscribed Hawkes & Son.
830 x 520 x 110 mm

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