Johann Wilhelm Oberlender (the Elder) (German, Nürnberg 1681–1763 Nürnberg)
L. 44.1cm (17 3/8in.)
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Not on view
Oberlender and his family were among the most prominent makers of woodwinds in Nuremberg during the city's heyday as a center for instrument building. This alto recorder in G' is stamped "I.W. OBERLENDER" inside a tilted scroll over the letter "O."
Marking: [I.W.] Oberlender (much effaced) in scrollover Letter )
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
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