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"Ivory, in three joints, carved with foliage in low relief. Also carved on the bell are six dancing female figures, clothed and unclothed. The top of the upper joint is turned in a vase form as in some other Italian oboes of the eighteenth century, insteadbof in a vase form commoner in other countries. Three brass keys with round key-plates, the C key having a fish-tailed touch. Two double holes, The bell has two vent holes and an internal flage." (Baines, Anthony. Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum - Part II: Non-keyboard insturments. London, 1998, p. 96.)

  • Date:
    ca. 1730 (made)
  • Maker:
    Anciuti, Giovanni Maria [Person]
  • Collection:
    Victoria and Albert Museum
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  • Materials:Carved and bored ivory, brass keys
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  • Inscriptions:Anciuti/ F Anciuti made this.
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 54.5 cm