422.112

Bassoon, fruit wood. Six brass keys, including low F sharp and low E flat, round or spatulate, flat, mounted on saddles. E hole for left first finger bushed. Wing bears evidence of modifications since removed. Wing probably not original. Crook shortened but possibly original. Bell of early type but probably opened. Bottom hole of butt damaged. Brass band on butt loose and cracking. Overall length is 124.9 cm. Length of wing and butt is 90.3 cm. Stamped on butt and bell: Cahusac London 1797.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk