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Stamped on body: BUSSON / BREVETE / PARIS


Before 1998, sold by a "local" antiques store to Joseph G. DeSalvo, III; by 1998, gift to his father, Joseph G. DeSalvo, Jr., Wenham, Massachusetts; 1998, gift of DeSalvo, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 24, 1998)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph G. DeSalvo, Jr. in memory of Joseph G. Desalvo III

about 1840–50

Object Place

Paris, France


Length 29.7 cm, width 11.7 cm, depth with bellows compressed 9.8 cm (Length 11 11/16 in., width 4 5/8 in., depth with bellows compressed 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rosewood, mother-of-pearl, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones