Alto model; beginning of the 19th century.

Coming from the ancient fashion widespread at the end of the 18th century, notably following the archaeological discoveries of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the buccin was used in July 1791 during the funeral ceremonies of Voltaire at the Pantheon.

Equipped with a trombone slide, its use became widespread during the Napoleonic period in most European countries.

As is often the case, the instrument is not signed, but it looks like the Lyon productions of the time.

NB: The presence of a small tuning slide at the junction of the two parts of the instrument – which does not appear on the bass-buccin trombones – has until now been observed on the three alto-buccin models listed .

Materials: Brass, pigments.

Average diameter of the upper part: 40cm