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Accordion

Maker:
Friedrich Gessner (German, active Breslau 1900–34) or
Maker:
J. van den Eynde
Date:
19th century
Geography:
Magdeburg or Antwerp, Germany or Belgium
Culture:
German
Medium:
Various materials
Dimensions:
Length 34.8 cm, W. (closed) 18 cm, D. (w. molding) 17.5 cm
Classification:
Aerophone-Free Reed-concertina / accordion
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1777
Not on view
Marking: 1) (stamped on protective frame) J. van den Eynde--Falcon Plein/ Antwerpen.
2)(printed on orange paper label glued inside case behind harmony reeds) Harmonika-Fabrik/ von/ Friedrich Gessner/ in/ Magdeburg, Preussen
3) (other pencil inscriptions within case)
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. 160.

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. 160.



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