Cavalry trumpet

1830–about 1863
John Augustus Köhler (English, 1805–1878)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 41.5 cm (16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1993

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Alto in E-flat (high pitch). Brass cylindro-conoidal bore. The tube is would twice upon itself (four bends). The tube is reinforced at the top and at the joints with long (10.5 cm.) sleeves with chased floral ornament and twisted grooves; elaborately molded and embellished boss on the bell branch. Regular cup-shaped, trumpet mouthpiece with rolled-in silver rim. Elaborately embossed bell rim band with flowers, musical instruments, and trophies.

Inscription

Engraved on garland: 35 HENRIETTA ST COVT GARDEN / KÖHLER / LONDON; engraved on mouthpiece: KÖHLER & SON / LONDON

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