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8-key Bassoon

ca. 1800
Origin: England, London
Overall: 2 7/8 x 48 3/4in.
Maple tubing; brass ferrules and keys; iron pivots
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2013-84
An eight-key bassoon with a maple body, brass keys, four brass ferrules, and iron pivots. The bell and boot joint are stamped with the maker's mark. The accompanying bocal is also brass. The top ferrule on the boot joint has a brass ring for a neck strap.
Provenance:Purchased by CW from Wolf Instruments; formerly in the collection of Charles Paine Fisher
Mark(s):Stamped on the boot and the bell "WOOD / LONDON" with a harp symbol. The bocal is stamped "G" and "4."
Inscription(s):see "marks"