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In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: head (later), upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type A) of silver (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATW.


Stamped on upper and lower bodyjoints: T [5-point star] LOT / [lion rampant]


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 1750

Object Place

Paris, France


Length 64.6 cm (25 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones