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"A single 'plume' mark on the leather near the lower end. Curved form (curved for left hand lowermost). Boxwood, octagonal below, diamond pattern above. The whole is covered with leather, having annular tooling in three places. Fingerholes and thumbhole as in 26/1 [Ivory cornett Museum no. 1123-1869], the leather round the thumbhole being worn away from use. The top end of the instrument has at some time been cut away, no doubt having deterioriated, and is replaced by a componenet made of horn and comprising a ferrule which fits over the pipe, and a mouthpiece of large size quire inappropriate for the instrument." - Anthony Baines: Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum - Part II: Non-keyboard instruments. (London, 1998), p. 104.

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  • Materials:Planed box wood tubing covered with leather, and horn mouthpiece
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  • Inscriptions:plume mark
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 55 cm excluding added horn replacement, Width: 3.8 cm lower end of instrument