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Bass in G. The lowest actual note is GG. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Brass. The tube is wound two and half times in a circle. The rim of the bell is reinforced by a wide band, decorated with several stamped fleur-de-lis. Mouthpiece (not original) has shallow conical cup.


Engraved on garland: MACHT FRIEDRICH / EHE. IN. NURNB.; engraved on garland at opposite side: F [6-point star] H


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)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

early 18th century

Object Place

Nuremberg, Germany


Length 68 cm (26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones