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Natural Trumpet in D

Andreas Naeplaesnigg (Germany, active Jettingen ca. 1790)
Jettingen, Germany
Brass, colored rock
Height (Perpendicular to bell): 26 7/16 in. (67.2 cm)
Diameter (Of bell): 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated-trumpet / trombone
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 680
The instrument follows the Nuremberg tradition of trumpet making with its structural setup and decoration of cast brass putti of angels, embossed and engraved ferrules and garlands, glass stones, et cetera. Toward the end of the eighteenth century, Nuremberg lost its former significance, and trumpet making shifted to other places. Originally pitched in C, the tube was shortened to a higher pitch in the nineteenth century.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Hosted by Laurence Libin in Lend Us Your Ears: A Series of Twelve Radio Programs. CD. Recording., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1978.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 182.

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. 181.

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