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In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Bore of headjoint, lower bodyjoint and footjoint lined with blackwood (later?). Ivory rings, headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw, and embouchure bushing. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint....

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Inscription

Stamped on headjoint and lower bodyjoint: FLORIO; stamped on upper bodyjoint: FLORIO / 6; stamped on footjoint: FLORIO / LONDON; hallmarked on underside of c' key: I H [John Hale]

Provenance

1989, gift of David Shorey, Bowdoinham, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 27, 1989)

Credit Line

Gift of David and Nina Shorey

about 1780

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Length 66.9 cm (26 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1989.295

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones