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Tenor oboe

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In F. The lowest tone is f. Long model. Boxwood, stained dark brown. Made in three parts: left-hand body-joint, right-hand body-joint (with the keys), and the bell-joint; the bell has a normal flare and a narrowed opening. Six finger-holes in the front, two square brass keys, c' and...

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Inscription

Stamped on lower body section and bell: CALEB / GEDNEY

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

about 1760

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Length 85 cm (33 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1912

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones