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In C. Conoidal bore. Fruitwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One square key (Young type F) of silver (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK. Includes...

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Inscription

Stamped on headjoint: CLEMENTI & CO / LONDON

Provenance

1979, gift of Robert F. Metcalf, Watertown, Massachusetts, and Olive R. Metcalf, Georgetown, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 14, 1979)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert M. Metcalf, Jr. and his sister Olive R. Metcalf

1800–25

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Length 59.4 cm (23 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.550

Medium or Technique

Fruitwood, ivory, silver, pewter

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones