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Mute cornett (after 17th-century type)

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In F. The lowest tone is f. Made of pearwood. Straight conoidal bore; integral cup-shaped mouthpiece. Eight finger-holes in the front, one of the lowest stopped with wax; a thumb-hole in the rear.

Provenance

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

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

late 19th century

Object Place

Hatfield Regis, England

Dimensions

Overall: 69.2 cm (27 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1952

Medium or Technique

Pearwood

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones