Rustic reed pipe. Conical tube formed of willow bark twisted when green and fastened together with white thorn prickers. A double reed of soft willow bark.
Before 1900, used in England by villagers during the Whit-Monday hunt, Oxfordshire; by 1916, acquired by Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by 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)
Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection