422.112 (Single) reedpipes with double (or quadruple) reeds with conical bore

Oboe. African blackwood (grenadilla) body with nickel silver-plated keys and reed receiver. Keys have circular flat flaps with fish skin pads. Simple system fingering with thumb lever for B flat (missing). Half hole plate key. Brille key. Double tone hole. Three joints. Upper joint tenon string lapped, lower joint tenon cork lapped. Upper and lower joints carry stamped inscriptions. These are very worn and only partly legible. They both appear within an oval outline of dots and begin with the word: BUFFET; The bell is stamped: BUFFET/Crampon & Cie/A PARIS; with a harp emblem above the inscription and the initials BC below.
overall: 21.6535 x 2.0866 x 2.0866 in.; 550 x 53 x 53 mm

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