Natural Trumpet

Anton Kerner Austrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 684

Silver, in places gold wash. It bears an oval plaque with the coat of arms of the Electors of Saxony. The trumpet follows the style of the Haas-trumpets, probably so as to match the other instruments of the original ensemble to which it belonged. Decorative details, however, show Viennese features: the Hapsburg double eagle, armor, weapons, banners, et cetera. The red-yellow cord and mouthpiece are not original.

Natural Trumpet, Anton Kerner (Austrian, Vienna 1726–1806 Vienna), German silver, Austrian

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