These exquisitely carved 19th century aids by Rein are considered to represent the pinnacle of artistry and design in antique ear trumpets. The Grand Opera Dome is a large piece which is very rare.
Many of Rein’s similarly styled trumpets from this period have wear to the silver plate or physical damage. Unusually this one is in perfect condition throughout. Around the lower circumference of the dome is engraved ‘F C Rein and Son patentees sole inventors and only makers 108 Strand London’.
- From the Phisick collection