8 July 1999
AN IVORY SHAWM
Probably early 18th Century
The bell and pirouette with basketwork decoration
10 in. (26.6 cm.) long overall
Rothschild inv. no. AR1406.
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This is a composite instrument, the main joint and foot joint comprising a chanter pipe.
The head joint is a later addition.
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