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In C. Conoidal bore. Mahogany, varnished light brown. Ivory rings. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint with a finger-hole for the. right little finger. An adjustable cork with a threaded stem and ivory depth indicator; moved by means of the threaded head-cap. Elliptical...

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Provenance

Before 1900, made for Dr. Burghley, Camden Town, 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

1850–1900

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Length 60.5 cm (23 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1866

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, ivory

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones