Glass Horn


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 680

Blown of clear glass and decorated with spiral pinstripes of alternating blue and red, instruments of this kind were produced by glass blowers in Lodelinsart and Chênée in Wallonia (southern Belgium). This instrument imitates smaller versions of brass hunting horns of the sixteenth to eighteenth century and the tromba da caccia (hunting trumpet) used in orchestral music in the eighteenth century.

Glass Horn, Glass, French

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