Technical description: Dark stained boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, middle section for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys and integral bell. Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a bell-shaped swelling. Turned guide lines in swelling. 3 short keys SATB. 2 levers SATK. Extendable L4 levers. Middle section does not fit well and may belong to a B♭ clarinet.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮.
L4: E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R4: T. G♯₃/E♭₅.
Keymount type: rudiments of turned rings, swelling.
Keyhead type: flat square.
Barrel, mouthpiece, speaker key, and leaf spring for R4 missing; crack in lower section.
H. Fricke, Oct-Dec 2006.
536 to top of upper section.
from Christies after auction.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.