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Hautbois de Poitou

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In D. Boxwood, wax finish, with ivory tips. The reed cap is not original. The tube is made in three parts: the upper and middle body joints and the bell. The instrument is finely molded. Six finger-holes in the front, two of which (the third and the fourth) and double; a thumb-hole in the...

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Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. 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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

late 18th century

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Length 58.7 cm (23 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones