Bugle

early 19th century
Griessling & Schlott (German, active 1801–1835)


Object Place: Berlin, Germany

Dimensions

Length 52.5 cm (20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1969

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Soprano in C (in ‘Kammerton’ pitch; the second partial sounds d’ at a’=440). German army type. Brass. Conoidal bore, funnel-shaped mouthpiece with very large bore. Half-moon shape. The bell and mouthpipe are braced by a brass rod. Two rings and an ear for leather straps. The bell is lacquered green inside.

Inscription

Stamped on garland: GRIESSLING ET SCHLOTT / A / BERLIN

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