Bassoon in C

Jean-Jacques Baumann French
Keys by C.H. Felix French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 684

The instrument has two alternative wing joints for high and low pitch, and a screw to adjust the bocal. The keys and metal parts were designed in 1813 and made by C. H. Felix in Paris, as an inscription states. Felix's design consists only in the decorative aspect of the keys, not in their number and placement.

Bassoon in C, Jean-Jacques Baumann (French, Paris 1772–1845 Paris), Maple, brass, French

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