Musical instruments, devices and recordings
circa 1850 - circa 1860
Boxwood [buxus sempervirens], Brass, Ivory
700 mm (Length); 85 mm (Diameter)
Place of origin
BelgiumOrder this image
Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
Clarinet in B-flat, possibly Belgian, c.1850-60. Marked 'Liege' on head joint. Boxwood, four sections with ivory mounts, and 13 round brass keys. Mouthpiece not original, marked 'Buffet Crampon ? a Paris'. From Fenton and Sons, 11 New Oxford Street, London, 19th February 1917' 12s 6d but 'Bought by Charles Paget Wade from St. Neot's, October 1934 Clarionette 1s'. (M.Jessup).
Bought by Charles Paget Wade from St. Neots, October 1934, Clarionette 1s. Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
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