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Dung-chen; trumpet

Dung-chen, long trumpet, one of a pair with Horniman Museum number: 1975.258. 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 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 ringlet attached. The integral mouthpiece has a flat rim, the cup being slightly curved.

  • Measurements:overall: 1765 x 112 mm