Clarinette Leroy

C. Clarinet by Jean-François LEROY in METZ. (1782-1853)

Four boxwood joints ivory mounted.

Stamped on each joint: « (free masson insignia: square and compasses) J F LEROY / A METZ/ (star) ».

13 nickel keys.

Original mouthpiece also stamped by the maker.

Length without the mouthpiece: 51,8cm.

Conductor of the National Guard, Jean-François Leroy opened his workshop in 1819. Woodwind maker, he was considered to be a clarinet specialist and gained distinctions in national shows increasing in the first part of the 19th c.

Bibligraphy: « Facteurs et marchands de musique de l’est de la France »; site de René PIERRE.