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In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Nearly circular embouchure. Six finger holes. One rectangular key (with semi-circular notch on either side of touchpiece) of brass (d-...

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Inscription

Stamped on headjoint: J. A. & W. GEIB / 23 / MAIDENLANE / NEW - YORK; stamped on foot: 42

Provenance

1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)7)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Gift of Dr. Lura S. Teeter in memory of her husband, Charles E. Teeter

about 1818–21

Object Place

New York City, New York, United States

Dimensions

Length 60.2 cm (23 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1977.67

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones