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Body of crystal glass, cut with eight flutes. Made in three parts: head, body, and foot. Body and foot join with screw threads; head and body join with socket and tenon. Ferrules of silver. Headcap inset with mother-of-pearl. Five cupped keys of silver (d-sharp1, f1, g-sharp1, b-flat1, and c2),...

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Inscription

Engraved on silver ferrule on headjoint: C. LAURENT, A PARIS 1837. / PALAIS ROYAL No. 65. / Breveté

Provenance

Before 1994, property of a collector, France; by 1994, sold by French collector to Tony Bingham, London; 1994, sold by Bingham to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 26, 1994)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

1837

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 61.6 cm (24 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1994.241

Medium or Technique

Crystal glass, silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones