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African blackwood Sharpe, covered fingerhole, system oboe with german silver keywork, signed SHARPE'S / NEW MODEL

African blackwood Sharpe, covered fingerhole, system oboe with german silver keywork, signed SHARPE'S / NEW MODEL" on a F4 key for the right hand.made by John Sharpe (fl a1880-c1905) in Pudsey, near Leeds, England c.1890. Length 57.4cm. In original fitted case (damaged at one end).

In good original condition, needs overhaul to be playable. A complex fingering system with floating levers.

Price £1700.00
Instrument #461
References
Advertisement from The Musical Times dated August 1st 1884 "The NEW MODEL OBOE is unrivalled for equality of tone throughout the entire scale; has also the best and easiest system of fingering ever yet obtained"

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