Unusual Antique French Cornet Ca. 1865
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Unusual Antique French Cornet Ca. 1865:
Unusual Antique French Cornet The bell is stamped: VASSEILLIERE FILS CHARLEVILLE. Hubert Eugene Vasseilliere was born 1826. He was an editor, composer, and instrument maker. He used the license granted by Adolphe Sax to manufacture Saxhorns. He died in Charleville September 2, 1870. The cornet tunes to Bb high pitch. All sillies, valve caps, and valves move freely. The horn has some minor dings, signs of repairs, and a professionally done patch on the main tuning slide. The cornet is brass with a German silver mouthpiece. Length of the cornet is 14 and ½ inches and the bell is 4 and ½ inches in diameter. The horn is a good player and has been recently serviced and is ready to play.