Soprano Shawm, Richard Haka, c. 1680

Soprano Shawm, Richard Haka, c. 1680

boxwood (hardwood), l 619.3mm × d 90mm More details

The origins of double reed instruments lie in the mists of time. Those shown here represent the first 130 years of the development of the modern European oboe with, as oldest, shawms by the famous Amsterdam maker Richard Haka and later oboes, most of them Dutch.

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