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Alto Clarinet in E-flat

Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wernicke (German, fl. 1849–1870)
Berlin, Germany
Boxwood, brass
Length: 89.1 cm (35 1/16 in.) Diameter of bell: 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.)
Aerophone-Reed Vibrated-single reed cylindrical
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
Not on view
Wernicke enjoyed a reputation for fine workmanship. His customers included musicians in court and theater orchestras, in Saint Petersburg, Sweden, and Berlin.
#9322. Alto Clarinet in E-flat
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Marking: 1. (scratched lightly on back of ligature) COG
2. (marked on barrel, bell, both mid-sections)
[eagle figure]/Wernicke/Berlin/2/[2 six-pointed stars]
3. (on lower mid-section) [eagle figure]/Wernicke/Berlin/[1 six-pointed star]
4. (on barrel and upper midsection above eagle)
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 136, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 136, 135+, ill.

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