Beautifully made Antique Brass Lyre Shaped Music Holder with leather arm strap. Makers mark stamped Hawkes & Son. Hawkes & Son was founded in 1865 by William Henry Hawkes selling orchestral sheet music. The company also made musical instruments and by 1925 Hawkes had set up an instrument factory in North London. The business, which was particularly known for brass and military band music. Mannequin shown for display only.