422.112-7 (Single) reedpipes with double (or quadruple) reeds with conical bore with fingerhole stopping

Oboe in three joints. carved and bored ivory with three brass keys. The superb carvings on this and other surviving instruments distinguish Anciuti as a master craftsman. Wealthy amateurs often commissioned such highly ornamented instruments as showpieces. Indeed, this oboe once formed part of a decorative trophy of musical instruments adorning the Paris apartment of the Italian opera composer, Gioachino Rossini (1782 - 1868).
V&A object number: 1127-1869.

The superb carvings on this and other surviving instruments distinguish Anciuti as a master craftsman. Wealthy amateurs often commissioned such highly ornamented instruments as showpieces. Indeed, this oboe once formed part of a decorative trophy of musical instruments adorning the Paris apartment of the Italian opera composer, Gioachino Rossini (1782 - 1868).

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