This is a truly magnificent and highly attractive large Victorian military band drum by the world-famous manufacturer of instruments, Hawkes & Son, London, circa 1892 in date.
This remarkable drum is made of sturdy wood, well-built rope and stretched hyde leather and is beautifully hand-painted with vibrant and joyful colours such as lively yellow and intense red, making this exceptional musical instrument a truly captivating item.
One section of the drum features a distinctive large black cartouche with the initials ‘LCC’ within a gorgeous foliate frame.
The drum is signed ‘Hawkes & Son, Makers, 28, Leicester Square, London’.
This incredible drum is a must-have for any collector of musical and decorative pieces.
In good condition with signs of wear commensurate with age and use.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 52 x Width 81 x Depth 81
Dimensions in inches:
Height 20.5 x Width 31.9 x Depth 31.9
Hawkes was a well regarded manufacturer of instruments for both civilian and military use trading under different names from their establishment in 1860 by William Henry Hawkes, they are listed in Leicester square from 1889-1895. They were later incorporated into Boosey & Hawkes.
Our reference: A1079