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Bass tuba in B-flat (over-shoulder form)

1850–60
Graves & Co. (American, active 1824–1869)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 105.7 cm (41 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1996.111

Medium or Technique

Nickel silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Body of nickel silver in “over-shoulder” form. Four rotary valves. Pig-tail crook and old (possibly original) mouthpiece. Period homemade case of pine.

Inscription

Engraved on bell: Made by / GRAVES & CO. / Boston

Provenance

1996, sold by Robert E. Sheldon, Washington, DC, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1996)

Credit Line

Foster Charitable Fund