A beautifully decorated instrument is fully representative of his genius as a craftsman and artist and of the high artistic standards of his Hamburg.
Clavichord by H A Hass, 1743
© Bate Collection of Musical Instruments
- Wood, wire, ivory, tortoiseshell, paint
- 176 x 53 x 165 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,220 ( Total: £20,876; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Taphouse, Oxford before1885; on loan to the Bate Collection since 1981.
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