This boxwood instrument stems from the heyday of the Grenser company, when it maintained a work force of six. The angled version of the horn (hence the name cor anglé) is characteristic of German instruments of the second half of the eighteenth century. The pitch of the longer upper section is a’ = 430 Hz, the shorter about 440 Hz.
Artist:David Roentgen (German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780) Date:ca. 1780–83Medium:Oak and walnut, veneered with mahogany, maple, holly (the last two partially stained); iron, steel, brass, gilt bronze; felt and partially tooled and gilded leatherAccession:2007.42.1a–e, .2a–o, aa–nnOn view in:Gallery 547