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LUCIAN BASSI C CLARINET, £895
very rare Bassi C clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct.
The instrument was formerly owned by the late David Hamilton,
an excellent teacher, who numbered amongst his many fine pupils Michael Collins.
More recently it has been owned by an amateur player, who
has maintained the clarinet very well, and purchased a Grabner C clarinet m'piece to use on the clarinet.
The instrument is stamped also " Sole Agents J. Heyworth & Son Blackpool Paris London".
Heyworth were also the agents for the great Albert company.
The following is just conjecture, but curiously the instrument features a 5 pointed star:
Albert "fakes" or "stencils", as manufactured by the French makers Thibouville, often carried a 5 pointed star
rather than a 6 pointed star as found on genuine E J Alberts.
I wonder, if in fact, this instrument was also made by Thibouville.
Certainly the instrument appears to be of fine French manufacture.