Technical description: Boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass and silver keywork. Six pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, two upper sections (B♭/A), two middle sections (B♭/A) for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys and integral bell. Brass keys only on the A corps de rechange presumably to differentiate between the parts. Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a fusiform swelling. Some keys SATB. 5 keys.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮.
L4: E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R4: T. G♯₃/E♭₅.
Keyhead type: flat square.
Keymount type: turned wooden rings, swelling.
Cork on tenons indicates a restoration.
Specific literature references: Rice 2003, p.32, p.220 note 54.
Previous ownership: Tony Bingham, London; from Pick et Boch, Lyon.
H. Fricke, Oct-Dec 2006.
(B_) 613, (A) 654.
Tony Bingham, London; from Pick et Boch, Lyon.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.