A fine ‘London Dome’ Ear trumpet by Rein. The dome itself is made from silver plated brass and with the original ivory ear piece. The grille is beautifully hand carved in the typical art nouveaux style.
These trumpets without any engraving or decoration tend to show up the slightest damage. This one has been polished (it was black when purchased) to reveal a body in perfect condition with no dents or marks. Signed F C REIN Inventor 108 Strand London dating the piece to the mid 19th century.
- From the Phisick collection