France 19th century.

Wooden model. Key of C.

We have only listed three wooden ophicleides so far. One is at the Army Museum, at Les Invalides in Paris; we were lucky to find the other two.

The instrument is composed of two parallel conical parts, connected at their base by an elbow, and a brass bocal, with a tuning slide.

Nine brass keys with round plates.

Height: 108cm