Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2012

The Acquisitions

Musical Instruments: July 2011–June 2012

Harp (cláirseach) after John Kelly, 1734 David Kortier, 2011, Willow, brass, 2011.1747

Bow for double bass 1820–40, Maple, 2011.1981

Snare drum (Black Elite Standard model) Leedy Manufacturing Company, 1925–28, Gold-plated brass, 2011.1982

Electric guitar (ES-5 model) Gibson, Inc., 1952, Maple, spruce, 2011.2017

Viola d'amore Johann Franz Placht, 1785, Maple, spruce, ebony, 2011.2143

Shell trumpet (dung-dkar) 1850–1900, Conch shell (Turbinella pyrum), silver, turquoise, cornelian, 2012.164

Piccolo Graves & Co., about 1840, Boxwood, ivory, brass, 2012.260

Flute Graves & Co., about 1840, Cocuswood, ivory, nickel silver, 2012.261

Flute William Whiteley, about 1840, Cocuswood, ivory, silver-plated brass, 2012.262

Flute Charles G. Christman, about 1850, Cocuswood, nickel silver, 2012.263

Flute in F Charles G. Christman, about 1845, Boxwood, ivory, brass, 2012.264

Flute Bacon & Hart, about 1830, Boxwood, ivory, nickel silver, 2012.265

Flute Bacon & Hart, about 1830, Boxwood, ivory, silver, 2012.266

Clarinet in C Graves & Co., about 1840, Boxwood, ivory, brass, 2012.267

Clarinet in E-flat Graves & Co., about 1835, Boxwood, brass, 2012.268

Clarinet in C William Whiteley, about 1830, Boxwood, ivory, brass, 2012.269

Viola d'amore Jean Ouvrard, 1746, Spruce, maple, ivory, ebony, boxwood, 2012.322

Trompe de Lorraine Raoux Millereau, about 1880, Brass, leather, 2012.36

Bowed zither ("Alexander violin") Invented by Sylvanus J. Talbott, about 1890, Pine, maple, ebony, 2012.37

Hammered dulcimer 1800–1850, Wood, brass, 2012.433