Johann Wilhelm Oberlender the Elder (German, 1681–1763)
Boxwood and horn
L. 17 3/8 in. (441 mm)
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.2208)
Oberlender and his family were among the most prominent makers of woodwinds in Nuremberg during the city's heyday as a center for instrument building. This alto recorder in G' is stamped "I.W. OBERLENDER" inside a tilted scroll over the letter "O."