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In B-flat. Cylindrical bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Brass ferrules. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Circular embouchure. Six fingerholes.

Inscription

Stamped on body: [in scroll: V. METZLER LO[N]DO[N]] / C

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 1800

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Length 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1860

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones