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Rectangular rosewood-veneered case. Five-fold pasteboard bellows covered with colored paper in floral pattern. Twenty-six round mother-of-pearl valve covers with rectangular mother-of-pearl touchpieces, arranged in two rows. Two bass keys with long levers for the right hand; two bass keys for...

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Before 1912, Esther M. Morcombe neé Newhall, who the instrument was purchased for and used by; by 1975, by descent to her granddaughter, Pearl E. Squires, Melrose, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 10, 1975)

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Gift of Pearl E. Squires in memory of Esther M. Morcombe

about 1860

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Length 30.8 cm, width 13.2 cm, depth with bellows compressed 12.2 cm (Length 12 1/8 in., width 5 3/16 in., depth with bellows compressed 4 13/16 in.)

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Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones