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Dung-chen; trumpet

Dung-chen, long trumpet. One of a pair with Horniman Museum number: US 563. The conical copper tube is in three joints which can be collapsed telescopically. The ferrules, mouth pipe and mouthpiece are of brass. There are decorative ferrules around the sockets of the lower two joints, mid-way along the bell joint and around the bell rim. There are two red fabric bands, one on the top joint and one on the middle joint. The seams are visible along undersides of the lower two joints. A small metal shield is attached near the bell with a ring attached. The integral mouthpiece has a flat rim, the cup is slightly curved.

  • Measurements: overall: 69.1732 x x 4.5276 in.; 1757 x 115 mm