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In F. Boxwood body in three principal parts: head, body, foot; brass band (repair?) around head. Brass bocal with ivory mouthpiece. Six fingerholes and one thumbhole. One brass key (C).


Stamped: [in scroll: I. C. DENNER] / D / I


Before 1987, sold by source unidentified, Cremona, Italy, to Gerhard Stradner (then curator of musical instruments at the Kuntshistorisches Museum), Vienna, Austria; by 1987, sold by Stradner to Tony Bingham, London, England; 1987, sold by Bingham to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 25, 1987)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund and Musical Instruments Curator's Fund

about 1700

Object Place

Nuremberg, Germany


Length without bocal 96.8 cm (38 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, brass, ivory


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones