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Cylindrical-bore body of silver with foliate engraving on barrel headjoint. Closed G-sharp key. Gold key springs. Alternate headjoint of cocuswood with fittings of silver. Protective sleeves of silver for both headjoints. Includes original leather covered hardshell case with cleaning rod of...

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Engraved on body: Rudall Carte & Co. / 23. Berners Street. / London. W.; engraved on reverse side: 1759; stamped on alternate headjoint: [crown] / RUDALL / CARTE & Co. / LONDON


Before 2004, likely the property of a gentleman, Clinton, Massachusetts; by inheritance to his daughter; by inheritance to her son, Boston, Massachusetts; 2004, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 23, 2004)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift


Object Place

London, England


Length 64.7 cm (25 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, cocuswood


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones