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In B-flat. Cylindrical bore. Boxwood, stained dark brown. Brass ferrules. Made in two parts: headjoint and bodyjoint, with largest diameter at embouchure. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes.

Inscription

Stamped on headjoint: 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

late 19th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Length 35.6 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

17.1863

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones