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Top joint Place of origin: Naples, Italy (probably, made) Date: ca. 1730-ca. 1750 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Turtle shell veneer, gold piqué, mother of pearl inlay, turned and bored

Alto Recorder in F-sharp. Maker: Johann Wilhelm Oberlender (the Elder 1681–1763) Date: mid-18th century Geography: Nürnberg, Germany Medium: Wood, horn Dimensions: L. 44.1cm (17 3/8in.) Classification: Aerophone-Whistle Flute-recorder

Clarinet in B-flat, c. 1780-90, made by Heinrich Carl Tolckle, Germany. Made of boxwood with an ebony mouthpiece.

'A' is the original Engelbert Terton (1676-1752) Soprano recorder in Den Haag, and 'B' is a gorgeous reproduction created by Joachim Rohmer, Celle, right down to the facsimile makers marks. You can see more of his wonderful work here: