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Conical tube of sheet steel with hemispherical bell and mouthcap covering a double reed of brass. Painted red.

Provenance

Before 1900, made and used in the Shetland Islands, England; by 1916, acquired by Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by 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

19th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Length 44.8 cm, bell diameter 13.9 cm (Length 17 5/8 in., bell diameter 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17.1929

Medium or Technique

Steel

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones