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Xylophone with 25 glass bars suspended on tapes, each with the name of the note. The wooden case decorated in Chinoisserie style, with four ornate gilt brass feet. Made in England in the early 19th century. Length 53.2cm. With pair of original beaters
Two glass bars not original but appropriately labelled and tuned.

Price £3700.00
Instrument #490

Glazed pottery commemorative jug, inscribed "PRIZES WON BY THE BLACK DIKE MILLS BAND / GRAND TOTAL / £2011.9.0 / FROM 1856 TO 1882" listing the prizes won, also a transfer on the base "PORCELAINE OPAQUE / BRIDGEWOOD & SON" made in England c.1883. Height 24.5cm.
In very good original condition. The Black Dike Mills Band was formed in 1855 by John Foster, a French horn player, who owned the Black Dike Mill in Yorkshire. Their full title being "The J.Foster & Son Black Dike Mills" According to A.R.Taylor "The most deservedly famous brass band of all time"

Price £850.00
Instrument #93
"Brass Bands" by A.R.Taylor, pages giving some history and a photograph of the band c.1865.

Glazed pottery minstrel jug, with lithograph of band, inscribed below "I WISH I WAS IN DIXAY LAND / SALLY IS THE GIRL FOR ME" made c.1870. Height 16.0cm
Registered design mark dates the jug to 1870.

Price £450.00
Instrument #94

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