MENNESON TROMPE DE CHASSE in D

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£250.00

 

 


 

OUT ON APPROVAL

 

 

A very good 19th century Trompe de

 

Chasse in D, with original mouthpiece, by


 

EMILE MENNESON


 

RUE des TAPISSIERS 10, REIMS


 

In the 'New Langwill', only one horn by


 

Menneson is reported. Emile Mennesson was at rue des


 

Tapissiers 10, Reims in 1879 and 1893, but at rue des Tapissiers


 

12 in 1872, indicating that the trompe is post-1872.


 

Our current example has a clear and clean 12th

harmonic  (G) without a burr or 'roll', when played

using its original brass unplated mouthpiece.


 

This mouthpiece, its rim rather flat, not as narrow and


 

sharp as most traditional ones, is in 'much used' condition


 

and the brass is rather tarnished, but its narrow bore and


 

V-sided internal profile gives a clear, bright and


 

penetrating 'trompe sound'. Furthermore, harmonics 13-


 

16 are well defined and slotted', with an relatively easily


 

sounded 'top C'.


 

At present, the trompe has the appearance of being


 

constructed from 2 different types of alloy (yellow brass and


 

gold brass), but this may be simply due to the dulling and


 

'browning' of yellow brass.


 

Its (modern) case, in good condition, is made of black


 

plastic and fibre.

 

Due to the large size of its case, it is not possible to

ship or deliver this horn by courier. Personal collection

would be ideal, but personal delivery might be possible,

depending on geography and mileage.

     

   

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accepting no responsibility as a principal.

 

 

 

 

 

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MENNESON TROMPE DE CHASSE in D