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In F. The lowest tone is e. Ten keys. The tube is bent in the middle at an angle of 120 degrees. Boxwood, stained dark red-brown, ivory tips. Made in six parts: a brass staple slightly bent back, a molded 'bulb' with an ivory tip, left-hand body-joint, an ivory 120-degress elbow, right-...

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Inscription

Stamped on all sections: [imperial eagle] / Küss / Wien

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

Vienna, Austria

Dimensions

Length 77 cm (30 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1919

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones