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Inscription

Stamped on body: BUSSON / BREVETE / PARIS

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

1998.100

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, mother-of-pearl, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones