8 July 1999
A SILVER NATURAL TRUMPET
Attributed to Johannes Leichamschneider
Engraved 'Iohannes Leicham/Schneider/In Wienn 1725' on the gilt garland decorated with martial trophies in high relief between engraved stylised trees, the bell section engraved with a coat-of-arms and military and musical trophies, the gilt boss decorated with cavalry men and coloured glass, the gilt joins covered by barley twist ferrules, lacking mouthpiece, with later silk cord and tassels
246 in. (62.3 cm.) long overall
Rothschild inv. no. AR3132.
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1905 Theresianumgasse Inventory, p. 205, no. 1024.
1934 Theresianumgasse Inventory, p. 170, no. 112.
W. Waterhouse, The New Langwill Index, A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors, London, 1993, p. 232.
Johann Leichamschneider (1679-after 1725) was the younger brother of Michael Leichamschneider and among other commissions supplied a pair of French hunting horns,dated 1711, that are listed in the 1720 inventory of the Duke of Chandos.
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