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Orchestral hand horn, cor d'orchestre. Yellow brass throughout. Internal tuning slide. Terminal crooking. Crooks for F, E, E flat and D. The crooks are not uniform. The F crook is unmarked. The E flat crook is marked R. The D and E crooks are marked R on German silver plates. Contemporary yellow brass mouthpiece. Stamped: J.C. Labbaye Paris. Inscribed on bell-body: Gordon and Hanson, sole agents, 8 Soho Square, W. London; and: International Exhibition, London 1862 [with medallion]. Also stamped monogram: MAR. Stamped on bell garland: Raoux Fournisseur de l'Empereur Rue Serpente à Paris.


orchestral hand horn
Musical Instruments

Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  orchestral hand horn
object name (old):  horn
object name:  French horn; cor d'orchestre
catalogue title:  423.121.22
classified as:  423.121.22

Additional maker information
maker:  Labbaye, Jacques Christoph
Paris, France, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place information
made:  Paris 
Date made
circa 1860
Additional date information
circa 1860 

Materials & techniques
copper alloy; metal; brass
Additional material & technique information
material: copper alloy (overall)
material: metal (overall)
material: brass (overall)
overall: 450 mm x 595 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 450 mm x 595 mm

Adam Carse Collection

Although the valved horn was in common use in Germany and Austria in the 1820s, players in France and England continued to favour the hand horn up to the end of the 19th century.

Related subjects
classified as: horns
object name (Horniman Ethno.): horns
object name: natural horn
object name (old): horns
material: copper alloy
material: metal
material: brass
classified as: 423.121.22 End blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes with mouthpiece
classified as: 423.121.22 End blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes with mouthpiece

Record created 1999-12-26
Record last updated 2019-08-03

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