Alto crumhorn (after 17th-century type)

possibly late 19th century


Object Place: Possibly Italy

Dimensions

Length 52 cm (20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17.1891

Medium or Technique

Maple

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Soprano in A. J-shaped tube of maple, covered with black leather. Reed cap (not original) with mouthpiece. Brass staple (or crook) for holding the double reed. Bore is cylindrical except at the end, where it flares slightly. Eight finger-holes (one of which is stopped with wax) and one vent-hole in the front, a thumb-hole in the rear.

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