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In B-flat (?) Boxwood, stained light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in three parts: upper and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Six fingerholes, the third and fourth doubled. Two square keys (Young type S and A) of silver (c' and e-flat'x 2), mounted on rings with SATW. Two vent holes in...

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Inscription

Stamped on all joints: [fleur-de-lis] / BIZEY

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

mid-18th century

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 61.8 cm (24 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1910

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, silver, ivory

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones