Bagpipe chanter

18th century


Object Place: Ireland

Dimensions

Length 45.5 cm (17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1915

Medium or Technique

Ivory, silver

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Made of ivory, with engraved silver mounting. Conoidal bore. The tube and the reed cap are of composite construction. Seven finger-holes in the front, a thumb-hole in the rear, two vent-holes on both sides.

Inscription

Engraved on band above bell: J. C. / [London silversmith's mark of 1881-1882]

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