Alto Recorder in F-sharp

Maker: Johann Wilhelm Oberlender (the Elder) (German, Nürnberg 1681–1763 Nürnberg)

Date: mid-18th century

Geography: Nürnberg, Germany

Culture: German

Medium: Wood, horn

Dimensions: L. 44.1cm (17 3/8in.)

Classification: Aerophone-Whistle Flute-recorder

Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889

Accession Number: 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."