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In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished ebony. Ivory rings and headcap (originally with cork-adjustment screw?). Made in four parts: head, upper and lower body joints and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type F) of silver, mounted on ring with SATK

Inscription

Stamped on upper bodyjoint: 3 / [eagle] / I.H. HOFFMANN / [eagle]; stamped on lower bodyjoint and foot: [eagle] / I.H. HOFFMANN / [eagle]

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

1750–1800

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

Length 61.9 cm (24 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1853

Medium or Technique

Blackwood, ivory, silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones