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Small tapered conoidal bore with a slight flare at the bottom. Ebony, with ivory tips and mouthpiece. Made in two parts. Four fingerholes in front, two thumbholes in the rear. In A; lower chamber pitch (a'=420).


Stamped on body: Tibouvile - FRERE


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 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ebony, ivory


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones