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Treble recorder

Ivory: carved (1) on head section with a narrow band of beads above the window; (2) with wider bands of formal design at the head and bell sockets; (3) with a generally similar design between a pair of chaplets on the bell: the finger and thumb holes of fairly uniform size except the smaller hole for R3: the hole in the bell section for R4 now closed by a hinged key with mother-of-pearl touch.

  • Date:
    mid 18th century
  • Maker:
    Villars, Paul [Person]
  • Collection:
    Royal College of Music Museum
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  • Inscriptions:On head and body: "[fleur de lys] / VILLARS"
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  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 518mm.