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Trumpet in E-flat

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Original mouthpiece with pigtail. Banner of the Society of Gentlemen Trumpeters.


Until 1979, Eric Halfpenny (b. 1906 – d. 1979), The Society of Gentlemen Trumpeters, London; 1979, by descent to his wife, May Halfpenny, London; by descent to her son, Peter Halfpenny, London; November 10, 2004, Halfpenny collection and others sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 238, to Robert M. Hazen, Bethesda, MD; 2012, gift of Robert M. Hazen to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 28, 2012)

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Gift of Robert Hazen

about 1850

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Length: 61 cm (24 in.) Bell diameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver-plated brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones