Pons fils (probably a son of César Pons) Paris, France. Lyre–guitar, early 19th century (ca. 1805). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1998 (1998.121) #paris
Courtois frères (Paris, France). Cornet à pistons in B–flat, 1833. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Amati Gifts, 2002 (2002.190a–n) | The cornet was invented in France in the 1820s as a valved version of the post horn. The instrument met immediate success and soon replaced keyed bugles as a favorite among audiences. #paris
17th century German (Augsburg) Pochette at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - The pochette was also called the dancing master's violin, because it was designed to be played by dance instructors as a quiet accompaniment for their pupils.