422.211.2 (single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes

Swordstick clarinet. The sword is diamond shaped in section and slightly hollow ground, tapering to a sharp point. The clarinet is made of boxwood, carved to resemble bamboo. There are no identifying marks on the blade. The clarinet has two series of stamped circular marks on the upper 'joint'.
Measurements overall: 34.6457 x x 1.6929 in.; 880 x 43 mm
The Bull catalogue indicates that this instrument came 'from the Willmott Collection'. This could be the significant collection of music and musical instruments that belonged to Ellen Willmott of the Warley Place Estate in Great Warley, Essex. She had a music room with a significant collection of manuscript music and musical instruments. Following her death on 27th September 1934, these were auctioned. The sale took place in March or April the following year. See Audrey Lievre, Miss Willmott of Warley Place, Her Life and Her Gardens, Faber and Faber, 2008. (first published 1980).

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