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Bass tuba in B-flat (over-shoulder form)

Body of nickel silver in "over-shoulder" form. Four rotary valves. Pig-tail crook and old (possibly original) mouthpiece. Period homemade case of pine.

Inscription

Engraved on bell: Made by / GRAVES & CO. / Boston

Provenance

1996, sold by Robert E. Sheldon, Washington, DC, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1996)

Credit Line

Foster Charitable Fund

1850–60

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1996.111

Medium or Technique

Nickel silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones