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Item #

A3812

1780’s Glass Ear Trumpet

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V020616

Price $

695

This is the Holy Grail to 1700s to early 1800s ear trumpets.  It is a hand blown glass ear trumpet with incredible accents most likely custom made.  Similar instrument is pictured and described in the Bennion book and states “An exceedingly rare glass ear trumpet….”.  Note slight ear wax from owner of 200+ years ago.  Truly rare as most all were dropped, broken and now very few remain.  Instrument is 6” in length and bell is 3” diameter.  This treasure is in beautiful condition with detail.  It most likely was custom ordered for the elite wealthy of the period.  In our many years of collecting Ear Trumpets, this is our first find (have only read about before).  No markings or makers mark.  Published literature about them states that seldom found markings on blown glass of the period.  Diamond etching might have been considered, but dangerous.  Because of glass, most have been broken and again very rare and seldom found.  It will truly highlight any collection of early custom made Ear Trumpets.

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