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Musical glasses (armonica)

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Music: Largo in G minor by Johann Abraham Peter Shulz, 1799-1800 (performed by Alisa Nakashian-Holsberg on an armonica made by Gerhard Finkenbeiner, Waltham, MA, 1984)


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

early 19th century

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Length 69.2 cm, width 33 cm, height with stand 81 cm (Length 27 1/4 in., width 13 in., height with stand 31 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, glass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Idiophones