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Cornet in B flat. Plated brass throughout. Three Stölzel valves. Tuning slide. With crook for F. Plating worn off valves near base and from connecting tubes. Some denting of bell and of bell stem close to third valve. The mouthpiece, by the same maker, bears the address 88 Rue des Marais, Paris (also inscribed: Modèle Koenig) and dates from after 1856. Serial number on underside of third valve cap: A468. Stamped: Antoine Courtois Rue De Caire 21, Paris (inscribed: Brévetés; and: Facteur du Conservatoire).


Musical Instruments

Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  cornet
object name:  cornet
classified as:  cornet a pistons
catalogue title:  423.232.11
classified as:  423.233.1

Additional maker information
maker:  Courtois
Courtois, Antoine, fils
Paris, France, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place information
made:  Paris 
Date made
circa 1850
Additional date information
circa 1850 

Materials & techniques
silver; plating; brass
Additional material & technique information
material: silver (overall)
material: brass (overall)
technique: plating (overall)
overall: 405 mm x 207 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 405 mm x 207 mm

Adam Carse Collection

In brass bands, the cornet functioned like the violin. It was the leading virtuoso brass instrument of the Victorian era.

Related subjects
classified as: cornets
object name (Horniman Ethno.): cornets
object name: cornets
material: silver
technique: plating
material: brass
classified as: 423.233.1 Valve trumpets with short air column (less than 2 m)
classified as: 423.233.1 Valve trumpets with short air column (less than 2 m)

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

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