Cornet. Brass tubing with silver plating on valve caps and tuning slide stay. Three Périnet straight-through valves. Missing shank and mouthpiece. Numerous engravings on body including valve casings and valve loops. A battle scene is engraved around the entire perimeter of the bell, with an English flag & crown as part of the illustration. A wreath design within the engraving accommodates the stamped inscription: 501/31 CRANBOURN ST./H.DISTIN/MAKER/LEICESTER SQUARE/LONDON

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