An extremely rare Chinese Sheng (mouth organ) of finest workmanship. This 19th century masterpiece still has its original complete label; there is currently two of these instruments in the collection of the Boston Museum of Art, link provided on request. The material consist of wood, bamboo, and ox bone. These rarely ever come to market and almost all of them are in museum collections, rare to find them in the condition shown, even rarer to find one with its complete label...
Hand carved walking stick from a single branch, in the form of a friendly snake ( it appears to be smiling), with carving and staining to simulate eyes, mouth, a diamond on its head and snake skin, with a braided leather band, no breaks, splits or missing pieces,sturdy enough for everyday use, a true example of American Folk Art, probably early 20th century, 34-1/2" Long. We accept time payments and quantity discounts. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED...
Ship's Bell ... Sought after NEPTUNE Model ... Ball & Base
Incised Numbers on Dial Serial Number "120891" ... Circa 1915-1919
A worthwhile project, this 5 key Boxwood and Ivory Clarinet by Meacham c. 1812 requires the following to be made playable. Top key replacement (key cover is there), spring on right hand pinky key, and Ivory bell ring. Some wood missing at bell edge. there are 2 closed, short cracks, both of which are contained by Ivory rings. Length is 21 1/4 inches.
A five key Clarinet by Firth, Hall & Pond, NY, in good working condition, missing its barrel. Center hole on lower joint has a brass ring insert, possibly for intonation change. Length with out barrel is 21 1/4 inches.
An interesting 6 key conversion to 8 key Clarinet. Unsigned. The two keys , which are usually added by pin mounts, here are added by inserting "post mounts" in order to accommodate the two added keys. All keys and springs are working, Damage consists of missing top and bottom Ivory ring and close crack in bell ring. Added thumb rest ,Length is 23 5/8 inches.
Block mounted, ten key Clarinet by G.Bock, Alfeld c.1840. Judging by its heft and appearance, one of the better made Clarinets from my collection. Besides the absence of one spring, the damage is all on the bell, missing Horn ring, crack, and piece off bell rim. A very worthwhile project. Length is 24 1/4 inches. Original MP.
An unsigned, 12 Block mounted key Boxwood Clarinet with Ivory Rings, two absent. No damage to remaining rings, and no cracks in the wood. All keys are working. Length Approx. 20 inches.
An exceptionally fine 8 key Boxwood and Ivory Clarinet by Keith Prowse, London 1846-65. Eight Block mounted keys, all working. No damage to wood or Ivory. Original MP with a matching cap. Marked in three places "Keith Prowse & Co., 48 Cheapside, London". Length is 20 7/8 inches.
This is a strange little beast, made of black-wood but only six keys like a piece made a hundred years earlier. Marked on the bell "H P, D". Wood is all good except for a very small chip on the bell. Some keys will require springs. Length is 17 3/4 inches.
A ten key, pin mounted, boxwood and ivory clarinet marked "(lyre) JTL" on all joints. c.1875. In excellent condition using modern pads and cork tenons. Length is 18 3/4 inches. Original MP. No cracks or damage.
An early 5 key Boxwood and Ivory Clarinet Marked on the bell "J.A&W. Geib, 23, Maiden Lane, New York," there between 1818-21. This instrument has no damage or cracks. Keys and springs are working well. All that is needed to be in playing condition are pads and stringing. Original MP and reed. Length is 21 1/8 inches approx.
A stained Boxwood and Ivory, 13 key, block mounted Clarinet by Firth, Hall & Pond, New York 1832-48. This instrument is in very good working condition except for one key cover being off. The touch for this key is present and working. The tone hole is plugged. No cracks or other damage. Mp is broken. Length is 21 inches.
An all wood, block mounted six keyed Clarinet with only the letter "S" on it in two places. Perfect condition except for stringing and pads. Length is 17 inches. A little gem. Fitted period MP.
A black wood and Ivory 6 block mounted key Clarinet by Astor & Co. 79 Cornhill, London 1798-1800. Crack in upper joint has been repaired by 4 rings integrated into the body, one of which is absent. Crack is sealed tight. A crack is showing on the foot joint, but is sealed and supported by the Ivory rings. A crack in the bell runs from the upper edge to one inch from the bell edge, and is supported by the Ivory rings. All keys are working well. Probably playable as is since the pads look OK...
An unmarked 6 key, all block mounted Clarinet in Boxwood. One metal support may or may not be original. All six keys are working well. Period or original MP with later cap and ligature. There are no flaws or damages on this Clarinet. Length is 20 1/8 inches.
A boxwood and horn Clarinet, originally five block mounted keys, with one brass pin mounted key added. On the bell we can see" (Bee) MARTIN, Freres, A Paris, (initials logo)". Clarinet is in good condition with the following flaws; tiny chip on wooden bell edge, and one horn ring absent. All keys and springs are working well. No cracks or obvious damage. Length is 23 1/2 inches. Original good MP.
A 13 key pin mounted Clarinet (Eb) made by Noblet and Thibouville in 1863. It appears to be stained Boxwood and ivory. Most keys are working. Original cap and MP. Length is 16 3/4 inches.