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In A. Cylindrical bore. Varnished maple. Brass ferrules. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Circular embouchure with bone or ivory inset. Six finger holes. Tin clip-on mouthpiece.

Provenance

By 1981, sold by source unidentified at a flea market to Stanley A. Olpp, North Andover, Massachusetts; 1981, sold by Olpp to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 16, 1981)

Credit Line

The Emily L. Ainsley Fund

about 1800

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Length 41.6 cm (16 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1981.316

Medium or Technique

Maple, brass, ivory, tin

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones