This basset horn was made by Wolfgang Kies (Küss) in Vienna, Austria around 1818 to 1822. It is a 10-keyed basset horn in F, made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and has square brass keys and a brass bell. This basset horn is stamped:
This basset horn was acquired from the collection of Leopoldo Franciolini in 1892. Leopoldo Franciolini (1844–1920) was an Italian antique dealer who flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is remembered as a fraudster who sold faked and altered historical musical instruments.
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