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Boxwood Bb clarinet with ivory bands and six brass keys, signed

Boxwood Bb clarinet with ivory bands and six brass keys, signed "O O / CRAMER / LONDON / (unicorn head)" made c.1790. Length 67.0cm. An elegant example of a typical late 18th century English clarinet with the bell and lowest joint in one piece.
Recently repadded, good playing condition. Repaired crack in upper joint reinforced with a brass band, with replaced tenon, repaired crack in bell, two small chips of wood off bell rim, lowest ivory ring not original.

Price £2600.00
Instrument #317
References
Entry for "John Cramer" from "The New Langwill Index. A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors" 1993 by William Waterhouse.

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