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Basset recorder in G (after 16th-century type)

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In G. The lowest tone is g. Made of walnut stained dark reddish-brown. Conoidal bore without flare at the lower end. The tube is made of one piece. The fipple is covered with a cap having a slit which serves as an air conductor. A perforated fontanelle. The cap and the fontanelle are mounted...

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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 92.1 cm (36 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Walnut, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones