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Soprano ocarina (in the shape of a fish)

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Sopranino in E-flat. The lowest tone is e''-flat. In the shape of a fish; of pottery, gilded. Eight holes in front, one thumb-hole in the rear.

Inscription

Stamped: [registration mark of Staffordshire]

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

1912

Object Place

Staffordshire, England

Dimensions

Length 17.5 cm, width 6.3 cm, thickness 4.4 cm (Length 6 7/8 in., width 2 1/2 in., thickness 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1837

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones