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Soprano in C. Two piston valves. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Brass. The tube is made in two parts. The first part (counting from the mouthpiece) includes a tuning slide and ends in a valve tube; the second begins with a valve tube and ends in a bell; both parts are connected by a short cylindrical...

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Inscription

Engraved on bell: C. Sax. / Bruxelles no. 6325

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

about 1830

Object Place

Brussels, Belgium

Dimensions

Length 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1985

Medium or Technique

Brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones