Sopranino in E-flat. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Three disc valves. Brass. The tube is made in seven separate parts, three ow which are located on the rotary discs of the valves. The shake-key has a double lever so that it can be operated either by the little finger or the thumb of the right hand. Card-holder for music soldered to the bell.
Upright Serpent in D | Italian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upright serpents and trombones with dragon heads enjoyed some popularity in Italy, France, and Spain between about 1790 and 1840. The fashion for the motif was triggered by excavations of ancient Celtic horns with dragon heads
Giuseppe Pelitti | Pocket Post Horn in G | Italian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This horn is 5 ½ feet long, but its tightly coiled tubing and small, oval-shaped bell enabled it to be carried with ease in a pocket. This compact form of the horn was used for the "small hunt" of rabbits, squirrels and other small game pursued on foot