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Bessaboff - In C. The lowest tone is c'''-sharp. Conoidal bore. Rosewood, stained dark mahogany-brown; ivory tips and mouthpiece. Made in three parts: a cap with mouthpiece, head joint with a fipple, flute, and, lip, and body- joint (with an inner mouthpiece). Seven finger-holes in front;...

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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

early 19th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Length 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1813

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, ivory, silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones