Three-key oboe.

The silver keys are engraved with figures of musicians and dancers (on the E keys) and a typical Richters rebus on the C key, which translates as 'Grasp time and learn to know the world'.


Tony Bingham

Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1DB
01865 276139

Opening times

Mon – Fri, 2pm – 5pm
Sat mornings during Oxford University term time, 10am – 12noon

Closed 17 Apr – 21 Apr and 24 Dec – 2 Jan

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