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Bass ophicleide

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Baritone in C. Brass Conoidal bore throughout. Nine flat keys mounted on pillars. Made in two principal parts: a crook wound round twice; and the main U-shaped conoidal body with narrow flare at the bell end. Funnel-shaped mouthpiece. The keys give the following nominal tones: B, c-sharp,...

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Inscription

Stamped on bell rim: HALARI FACTEUR DE LA MAISON DU ROI BREVETE D'INVENTION ET DE PERFECTIONEMENT RUE MAZATINE A PARIS / [seal]

Provenance

1981, sold by Harold Priest, Harvard, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 13, 1981)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

about 1820–25

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 108 cm (42 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1981.137

Medium or Technique

Brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones