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3D Object DCM 0860: Anonymous / Bassett Recorder in G or A-flat

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  • DCM 0860: Anonymous / Bassett Recorder in G or A-flat


  • Anonymous


  • Physical Objects


  • -  Of questionable origin, portions of which may be 17th century parts. Most of this instrument was probably crafted in the 19th century for decorative sales purposes. The fingerhole groupings and placement appear to have been drilled for that purpose and perhaps from a fanciful iconography source. See DCM 907.
  • -  Instrument type: Bassett Recorder in G or A-flat
  • -  Medium: Boxwood, stained medium brown, brass double touch key and ferrules, and animal horn (originally ivory?) bottom ferrule.; 81.35 cm.
  • -  Key Holes System: 1/7 holes plus 1 key, with double touch (key missing).
  • -  Mark Maximum: (5-pointed star) / .. (or, 2 small holes)
  • -  Mark Additional: Mark on bell, at bottom.
  • -  Condition: Windcap cracked. Main body slightly warped and cracked at block. Fontanelle cracked in 6 places. Lower portion of key missing. Bottom bell ferrule of animal horn broken into 3 remaining pieces. Currently replaced with painted laminated paper for exhibit use, 1992.
  • -  Provenance: G. Hanken & Zoon, Rotterdam, 16 May 1929.


  • nonprojected graphic
  • photonegative


  • 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.


  • DLC Music Division, Library of Congress

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