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Bass recorder in C (after 16th-century type)

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In C. The lowest tone is c. Made of walnut, stained dark reddish brown. The tube is made in two parts, the body and the foot-joint; the cap serves as a receptacle for the S-shaped crook. The perforated fontanelle is on the foot-joint. The cap and fontanelle are mounted with brass rings. ...

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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


Reproduced with permission.

late 19th century

Object Place

Hatfield Regis, England


Length without bocal 133.1 cm (52 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Walnut, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones