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Alto in E-flat (high pitch). Brass cylindro-conoidal bore. The tube is would twice upon itself (four bends). The tube is reinforced at the top and at the joints with long (10.5 cm.) sleeves with chased floral ornament and twisted grooves; elaborately molded and embellished boss on the bell...

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Engraved on garland: 35 HENRIETTA ST COVT GARDEN / KÖHLER / LONDON; engraved on mouthpiece: KÖHLER & SON / LONDON


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

1830–about 1863

Object Place

London, England


Length 41.5 cm (16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones