Cesari Ocarina

A vintage Italian ocarina just arrived from Italy.  It's an alto G by Emilio Cesari.  Cesari was born in Budrio, Italy which was the birthplace of the modern ocarina.  He briefly studied ocarina making with Cesare Vicinelli, then he made his own ocarinas in Budrio in the 1920s.  He then moved to San Remo, Italy where he was a professional French hornist.  He resumed ocarina production there until his death in 1962.  
This ocarina is from the San Remo period, although the "mo" is the only part of the San Remo stamp that is visible.  It's in pretty good condition (just a little paint loss here and there) and plays really well.  The seller was in Milan, so presumably this ocarina spent its whole life in Italy.
Cesari Alto G Ocarina
Cesari Alto G Ocarina

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