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In D-flat. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One square key (Young type C) of brass (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK.


Stamped on headjoint: DRESDEN; stamped on upper bodyjoint: 2; stamped on footjoint: S


1979, gift of Robert F. Metcalf, Watertown, Massachusetts, and Olive R. Metcalf, Georgetown, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 14, 1979)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert F. Metcalf, Jr. and his sister, Olive R. Metcalf

early 19th century

Object Place

Dresden, Germany


Length 29.7 cm (11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones