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Bagpipe (Northumbrian pipes)

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Chanter and four drones. Leather bag covered with dark blue velvet. Three stocks, silver tips. Drones of ivory richly embellished with silver tips and long joint tubes of silver; inverted conoidal bores with very small taper and stopped at the ends; single reeds. Chanter of ebony, cylindrical...

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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

mid-19th century

Object Place

North Shields, England


Chanter length (without reed) 27.8 cm (10 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ivory, cocuswood, silver, oak, leather, cloth


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones