423.121.22 End blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes with mouthpiece

French horn. Brass with silver mounts, painted green and gilt lacquer decoration inside the bell of the horn. Object includes four additional brass components, a mouthpiece and ebony mouthpiece box. A king of France presented this instrument to Giovanni Puzzi (1797 - 1876), a fêted Italian virtuoso who brought the horn to prominence in exclusive London salons and concert venues. Made by a member of the celebrated Raoux family of Paris, this valveless hand horn has interchangeable crooks enabling it to play in the instrument’s most popular solo keys.This instrument was presented to the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1926 by Puzzi's grandson, Lieutenant-General Vittorio Elia.
V&A object number: W.83-1926.
V&A object number: 447-1896.

A king of France presented this instrument to Giovanni Puzzi (1797 - 1876), a fêted Italian virtuoso who brought the horn to prominence in exclusive London salons and concert venues. Made by a member of the celebrated Raoux family of Paris, this valveless hand horn has interchangeable crooks enabling it to play in the instrument’s most popular solo keys.This instrument was presented to the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1926 by Puzzi's grandson, Lieutenant-General Vittorio Elia.

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