Boehm system clarinet in C. Clarinet. Nominal pitch: C. Boxwood with brass ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece (missing), barrel, left hand joint, integral right hand/lower joint, bell. The barrel is slightly bulbous. The bell has a low flare, and its rim is missing. The joints are lapped with red thread. Standard plain 'Boehm' system of 17 keys and 6 rings. Keys, saltspoon type (with domed flaps), in pillars. The ferrules have a median ridge. The thumb-rest is a shaped peg. Inscribed on the upper joint: 'A. BUFFET/JNE/PARIS/BRÉVITÉ'; on other joints: A. BUFFET/JNE/PARIS'.
A fine product of the maker who collaborated with H. Klosé in designing the clarinet system which has been the standard since c.1840.