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In ?. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood body; ivory headjoint. Silver rings. Rosewood headcap with wood and nickel silver cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in three parts: headjoint, barrel, and bodyjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Six cupped...

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Stamped on barrel: LOW PITCH / MADE IN FRANCE; stamped on bodyjoint: [maker's mark] / JEAN MARTI[N] / PARIS / [maker's monogram]; incised on inside of headcap: g (or 9 ?)


1984, sold by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

about 1925

Object Place

Paris, France


Length 29.9 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rosewood, ivory, nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones