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Charles van Raalte

Serpent

Period:
19th Century
Description:
This instrument is made of wood and covered with black leather, it has three keys and an ivory mouthpiece.  Serpents were commonly played in the 18th century in churches and by military bands although this one is slightly later.
Place of Production:
London
Materials/Media:
leatherbound wood, brass, ivory
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MI/A3
Digital Number:
EAMU038a, b, c
Creation Date:
c.1820
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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