Today we are excited to offer for sale a wonderful 19th century Heinrich Fiehn of Austria clay ocarina musical instrument! The ocarina is an ancient wind musical instrument—a type of vessel flute. Variations exist, but a typical ocarina is an enclosed space with four to twelve finger holes and a mouthpiece that projects from the body. It is traditionally made from clay or ceramic, but other materials are also used—such as plastic, wood, glass, metal, or bone. A similar ocarina made by Heinrich Fiehn is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. This beautiful ocarina is beautifully crafted and detailed. The piece is made by Heinrich Fiehn of Vienna, Austria, a manufacturer of fine musical instruments. The ocarina is crafted of clay and painted with a black and gilt finish. The piece has nine holes, and is marked with two emblems for the H. Fiehn company; the piece is also stamped “ES 11-1/2”. The ocarina presents well and is in very good antique condition, with wear/scuffing and patina commensurate with age and type of use. There are a few small chips to painted surface. This is a great opportunity to acquire a rare and quite unique obscure musical instrument from the Victorian era.Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 8-3/8″ length, 4-1/2″ in height, 3″ in depth
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