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Clarinet in B-flat

about 1880
Rivière & Hawkes (English, 1876–1889 English)


Object Place, London, England

Dimensions

Length 67.2 cm (26 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1877

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, nickel silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones

In B-flat. Varnished rosewood. Nickel-silver rings. Rosewood mouthpiece and cap. Made in five parts: mouthpiece, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Six fingerholes and one thumbhole. Thirteen cupped keys of nickel silver (e, f, f-sharp, g-sharp, b-flat, b, c'-sharp, e'-flat, f', g-sharp', a', a-shake', and speaker, mounted on posts.

Inscription

Stamped on barrel: RIVIERE & HAWKES / 28 LEICESTER SQ RE / 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