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In C. Conoidal bore. Ivory, with incised lines and circles in red and black. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Each joint is made up of several pieces; the lower headjoint and footjoint have screw-thread connections. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes....

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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

Possibly Italy


Length 57.5 cm (22 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ivory, silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones