Kuss 11-Keyed Oboe


This oboe was made by Wolfgang Kuss in Vienna, Austria, around 1811-1834. It is an 11-keyed oboe, made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keys. The oboe is stamped:


This oboe 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.

Date Made: 1811 - 1834

Maker: Kuss, Wolfgang

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Austria: Vienna state, Vienna

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.095299Accession Number: 26256Catalog Number: 95299

Object Name: Oboe

Physical Description: boxwood (overall material)ivory (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 54.7 cm x 6.4 cm; 21 9/16 in x 2 1/2 inreed: 2 13/16 in x 5/16 in; 7.14375 cm x .79375 cmbarrel/upper joint: 8 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 22.5425 cm x 3.4925 cmlower joint: 8 13/16 in x 1 1/2 in; 22.38375 cm x 3.81 cmbell: 5 9/16 in x 2 5/8 in; 14.12875 cm x 6.6675 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1119440

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