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Xylophone

Glass xylophone given to Benjamin Britten by Sir Georg and Lady Solti in 1964.Within a trapezoidal, wooden and leather bound case, consisting of 19 black keys marked with a gold note and two beaters.

  • Date:
    19th century
  • Maker:
    Smart, George
  • Collection:
    Britten-Pears Foundation
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  • Place of production:
    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Materials:Glass, wood, leather
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  • Decorative elements:Flora decorated cloth cover within box. Gold lettering on keys.
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  • Repository:Britten-Pears Foundation
  • Measurements:Max length 40cm; Max width 29cm; Height 6cm