Horn by Raoux, Paris, 1821, Owned by Adolph Borsdorf

Object type
instrument
Acknowledgement
Presented by Dennis Bradley, grandson of Adolph Borsdorf, February 1999.
Description
Horn by Raoux, Paris, 1821, the date engraved on the inner rim of the bell. Owned by Adolph Borsdorf.

The maker's name of RAOUX A PARIS is on the outer rim of the bell surrounded on each side by a fleur de lys. Originally a valveless cor solo (natural horn), the valvework was added later in the 19th century to bring the instrument up-to-date. The horn also has the owner's mark on the pipework of Giovanni Puzzi (1792-1876), who was the leading horn player in London between 1817 and 1836, and an international virtuoso. Borsdorf and Puzzi each taught at the Royal Academy of Music.
Artist/Maker
Raoux, maker
Date made
1821
Classification
metalwork, horn, brass instrument, brass
Material
brass
Object No
2003.2784
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