Technical description: Wood, black leather-covered. 6 finger-holes. Bell garland silver; crook and ferrule at crook receiver silver-plated brass.
Signature / Marks: Inscribed on bell garland and side of crook with cockerel motif, associated with Shaw-Hellier family.
Specific usage history: Originally purchased, and used for music-making at the Wombourne Wodehouse, Staffordshire, by Sir Samuel Hellier (1737-1784).