Red Ocarina H Fiehn Vienna Austria Sweet Potatoe Flute For Sale
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Red Ocarina H Fiehn Vienna Austria Sweet Potatoe Flute: $19
This listing is for a Red Ocarina or Sweet Potatoe Flute byH Fiehn Vienna Austria
I purchased this at my local sale last month
I just have to tell you the story associated with this piece. I like to go to the sale and buy pieces that are interesting to me. What is intersting to me is quite often humorous to others. When this piece came up the saleeer said "I don't really know what it is". Hey Deb! Sure enough I offer on it...........and he said I just knew you would like it. So in reality I knew nothing about it. Went home and started to look it up. Found one exactly like it in black that sold on . I was so pleased to find out about it that I told my friend, an ex-art teacher. I asked her if she had ever heard of an ocarina. Ends up that she taught students how to make them....she thought that it was fantastic to make an object out of clay, be able to vary the form and produce music from it!
This ocarina dates to around 1876. It has the gold impression from the H Fiehn company. There are also golden markings at the holes with mostly numbers a few letters.
C6 is impressed on the handle piece near where your mouth goes to blow air in
There is a golden oval near that. It appears that this has the faint markings of letters and a standing man...I can't make these out
There is a small chip in the paint and surface red at this area.