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Straight round stick of oak, curved at the end to form the head. Ebony frog with mother-of-pearl eyes and slide. Button of German silver and ebony.

Provenance

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

19th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Length 70.5 cm, weight 166 g (Length 27 3/4 in., weight 0.4 lbs.)

Accession Number

17.1732b

Medium or Technique

Oak

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Accessories