the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

European decorative arts

interior design

ivory and bone games boxes
games box lid 1440-70
Walters Museum
games box lid late 15thc
Cluny Museum

games box lid
late 15thc

V&A Museum

games box side
Princeton Univ Museum

games box lid mid 15thc
Louvre Museum
box lidV&A Museum
games box lid 15th c
German National Museum

box lid Zaragoza, Spain

no drumgames box lid, 1450-1500 Germany
playergames box lid 15th century
household items

vase 1759-68
Bowes Museum

vase 1768
3-hole pipe (possibly)
copyright - The Royal Collection

print 1792 British Museum

mug 1800 -"A French family"
V& A Museum

V&A Museum


no drumstick clockormolu clock date unknown
plate centre 1789
drum, 2 sticks and wind instrument?
ivoryivory, band member statuette
south Germany

clock clock late Victorian
wall decoration
tile vignette 1753
3-hole pipe (possibly)

tiles 18th c.

tiles 1755-60
Portugal, V&A

ceramic tile 1770, Liverpool
British Museum

wall stucco decoration 18th c.
private house, Gloucestershire

wall stucco 1753
Christ Church Library, Oxford


wall painting 1737 France




18th c automota devised by Vaucanson


personal items
comb second half 15th c, N Italy
comb, end 15th century, south Germany
carvings on both sides include a pipe and tabor player


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