Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bassoon in C

Johannes Scherer, Jr. (German, Butzbach 1664–1722)
Butzbach, Germany
Wood, brass
Length (bell to butt) 1265 mm, L. of tube with crook +/- 2400 mm, L. of tube without crook +/- 2185, Diameter of bell 57 mm.
Length (including tenons) of:
wing section: 551 mm (w/o crook)
long section: 615 mm
butt section: 413 mm
bell section: 318 mm
crook: +/-348 mm
Aerophone-Reed Vibrated-double reed
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: (stamped on all sections) 1/SCHERER/(lion rampant); (incised in brass on underside of butt) BUTZBACH
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections. Phillip T. Young. London, 1993, pg. 210.

Written by, Honorary Editor Maurice Byrne. "The Scherers of Butzbach." The Galpin Society Journal (1986), vol. XXXIX, pg. 112, 115, 116,, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Historical Groups, Gallery 39. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1905, pg. 60.

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