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Small tapered conoidal bore, slightly chamfered at the bottom. Rosewood, stained dark reddish-brown. Ivory tips and mouthpiece. Made in two parts. Four finger-holes in front, two thumb-holes in the rear. D-sharp key of silver, round and mounted on knobs. In D; lower chamber pitch (a'=420).


Stamped on body: Thibouville / PERE[?] & FILS / A PARIS


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

mid-19th century

Object Place

Paris, France


Length 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rosewood, ivory, silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones