Clavichord by H A Hass

A beautifully decorated instrument is fully representative of his genius as a craftsman and artist and of the high artistic standards of his Hamburg.

Details

Medium:
Wood, wire, ivory, tortoiseshell, paint
Dimensions:
176 x 53 x 165 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,220 ( Total: £20,876; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Private collection

The wooden keybars are alternately plain and carved with a wavy, serpentine, upper surface. The naturals are faced with ivory and the accidentals are chequered ivory and ebony in a chevron pattern.

Provenance

Taphouse, Oxford before1885; on loan to the Bate Collection since 1981.

Venue details

Bate Collection of Musical Instruments Faculty Of Music, St Aldate's, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 1DB 01865 276139 www.bate.ox.ac.uk/

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