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Bagpipe chanter

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Made of ivory, with engraved silver mounting. Conoidal bore. The tube and the reed cap are of composite construction. Seven finger-holes in the front, a thumb-hole in the rear, two vent-holes on both sides.


Engraved on band above bell: J. C. / [London silversmith's mark of 1881-1882]


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

18th century

Object Place



Length 45.5 cm (17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ivory, silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones