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In C. Lowest tone d'. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow; ivory tips. Made in four parts. Six finger-holes, the F-sharp hole enlarged; square silver key (D-sharp).


Stamped on body?: G. French / London / [upside down: BOSTON / ...]


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

mid-19th century

Object Place

London, England


Length 55.5 cm (21 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones