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Abbreviation Stanesby Jr
Surname Stanesby
Given Name Thomas Jr
Dates 1692–1754
Provenance London, Great Britain (England, United Kingdom, GB, UK)
Notes Thomas Stanesby Jr (b London, 1692; d Brompton, 1754) was the son of Thomas Staneby Sr. Instruments made by him include recorders, transverse flutes, oboes and bassoons. Stanesby Jr's later instruments show a simplification of the older baroque exterior following the trend towards the classical woodwind design. This is evident in several of his recorders with joints similar to those of the transverse flutes of the time and lacking the flared foot used hitherto.

A trade card of Stanesby Jr dated 1728 reads:

Stanesby Jun. In the Temple Exchange Fleet Street, London Makes to the greatest Perfection, all sorts of musical instruments. In Ivory or fine wood; Plain after a very neat Manner or curiously Adorn'd with Gold, Silver, Ivory &c. Necessary to preserve them; Approv'd and recommended by the best masters in Europe. Sold as above and no where else.

Maker's marks: STANESBY / (dolphin); STANESBY / IUNIOT / F; STANESBY / IUNIOR / 6; STANESBY / IUNIOR

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