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In C. Conoidal bore. Ivory. Silver rings. Ivory headcap with graduated cork- adjustment screw. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Elliptical embouchure (slightly irregular). Six fingerholes. Eight round silver...

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Inscription

Stamped on all joints: POTTER / LONDON / PATENT

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

about 1810

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Length 65.5 cm (25 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1848

Medium or Technique

Ivory, silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones