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S/4371 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae Whistle

A lignum vitae whistle or wind instrument in the manner of a recorder, having a brass collar with four apertures and the body with a further three finger holes. We have been unable to make a satisfactory sound and there is doubt on the art of using it with both ends being open. The whole has a rich dark colour and retains a patination.

4 in. (12 cm.) Wide
in. (2 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1880