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Bassoon

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Inscription

Stamped on all joints: [5-point star] / PORTHAUX / A PARIS

Provenance

By 1982, Mrs. Edward B. Witte, Belmont, Massachusetts, who apparently found the object in a barn, Harvard, Massachusetts, that previously belonged to a French scholar and professor at Harvard University; 1982, gift of Witte to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward B. Witte

about 1800

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 129.2 cm (50 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1982.7

Medium or Technique

Maple, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones