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In B-flat. Cylindrical bore. Varnished fruitwood. Brass ferrules. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes.

Inscription

Stamped on body: KLEMM & BRO / PHILAD

Provenance

1975, gift of Andre Hebert, Boston, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 10, 1975)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

about 1820

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

Length 37.1 cm (14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1975.368

Medium or Technique

Fruitwood, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones