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In F. The lowest tone is f. Curved form. Six keys. Made in three parts; two curved, leather-covered body-joints of pearwood tipped with horn and ivory ferrules, and a pear-shaped bell with a Liebefuss, also tipped with ivory. Six finger-holes in the front, of which the third is doubled. The...

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Stamped on bell: [encircled by twelve 8-point stars: FORNARI / A VENEZIA]


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


Object Place

Venice, Italy


Length 75.2 cm (29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pearwood, leather, horn, ivory, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones