1884.112.22

Endblast trumpet consisting of shell and fibre rope handle [JID 6/1/2020]

Place details: OCEANIA MELANESIA?. Fiji / Unknown. Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Shell / Sennit Coconut Fibre Plant / ?. Processes: Perforated / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 240 mm Max Diam = 175 mm Maker: Unknown Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: By 29 April 1878 Other Owners: 29 April 1878, purchased by Augustus Henry Lane Fox (later Pitt-Rivers) at a sale at Devitt and Hett (see 'Research Notes'). This object was listed in the Delivery Catalogue as having been transferred from South Kensington Museum in 1884. It was delivered to Bethnal Green Museum in April 1878 [receipt dated 28 May 1878]. It was probably displayed at Bethnal Green and/ or South Kensington Museum between 1878 - 1884. PRM Source: Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers founding collection Acquired: Donated 1884 Other Numbers: 130.J.27

KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Trumpet / CLASS: Music / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 4. MUSIC NAME: Flute.

Research notes: PD Bursa Bubo - Linnaeus. [HLR]

The sale at which this was purchased was announced in The Times, no. 29,238 (Thursday 25 April 1878), p. 16, col. a: 'To Collectors and Keepers of Museums. FOR SALE by Public AUCTION, at the London Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing-lane, on Monday, 29th April, 1878, a collection of WARLIKE IMPLEMENTS, comprising spears, bows and arrows, clubs, &c.; also dresses, charms, idols, &c. from the Fiji and Solomon Islands. Catalogues and all particulars of DEVITT and HETT, Brokers, 16, Mark-lane.' [JC 6 11 2014]