Chinese rag-dung musical instruments, cloisonne, copper and brass, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Keyed trumpet 1843 Leonardo Massarenti & Fratelli, Italian, active before 1838–after 1843 Minerbio, Italy
Dung-Chen Period: Ming Dynasty Date: 1368–1644 Geography: China Medium: Brass, copper, cloisonné
1790 German (Dettingen) Natural trumpet in D at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "The instrument follows the Nuremberg tradition of trumpet making with its structural setup and decoration of cast brass putti of angels, embossed and engraved ferrules and garlands, glass stones, et cetera. Toward the end of the eighteenth century, Nuremberg lost its former significance, and trumpet making shifted to other places."