Xylophone and Hammer

Object Name: 
Xylophone and Hammer

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Object Name: 
Xylophone and Hammer
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Accession Number: 
Overall H (Open): 33 cm, W: 45.8 cm, D: 27.7 cm
Not on Display
about 1770-1800
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark blue lead glass; blown, cut, engraved, gilt. (a) Flat, tapered wood (mahogany) box with hinged cover, with bail handle on top and loops for hooks on the box; fabric padding inside; paper-covered wood lining on the sides of the box, with two vertical wood boards, covered with white paper and with fabric padding on top, with short metal wires inserted in the top, to space nineteen rounded blue glass bars; the bars formed from longitudinal sections of tubes, ground on the edges and ends; each bar with engraved gilt capital letters, A through G; brass hooks on the box and brass lock; the box assembled with wood splints at the corner. (b) Ovoid wood end, with ivory face on one side; long, straight, slightly tapered handle of whale bone.
Sheppard, Christopher, Source