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Ocarina

SKU: mu1
$400.00Price

 

A terracotta ocarina with black paint and gold accent;
11 finger holes, 2 key-covered holes and mouth tube projecting out from the body with a cracked ivory embouchure;
marked C8 on side of mouthpiece; some letters in gold still visible (indication of notes?);
oval stamp with H. FIENN OCARINA and double undecipherable stamp with a visible date 1877.
Vienna, Austria.
The ocarina is a musical wind instrument resembling a small goose without head thus the name derived from Italian meaning little goose.
The classical shape as known today was created by Giuseppe Donati in 1853.
Length: 18.2 cm

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