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African blackwood Sharpe system oboe with german silver keywork, signed on a metal ring at the top of the bell

African blackwood Sharpe system oboe with german silver keywork, signed on a metal ring at the top of the bell "J.SHARPE PUDSEY NR LEEDS" made by John Sharpe (fl a1880-c1905) in England c.1890. Length 56.8cm. In original fitted case.
In good original condition, needs overhaul to be playable. A curious fingering system, the right hand joint derived from the Boehm system with some additional keys, the left hand joint influenced by Triebert with a thumb plate and automatic octaves.

Price £1500.00
Instrument #460

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