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Clarinet in C

1830–45
Distributed by Henry H. Prentiss (American, 1801–1860 American)


Object Place, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 57.9 cm (22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.536

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

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Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones

In C. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Cocuswood mouthpiece (later). Made in six parts: mouthpiece, barrel, upper, middle, and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Seven fingerholes and one thumbhole. Twelve domed keys of brass (e, f-sharp, g-sharp, b-flat, b, c-sharp', e-flat', f', g- sharp', a', a-shake', and speaker), mounted on blocks with SATK.

Inscription

Stamped on upper bodyjoint and bell: [eagle] / PRENTISS / COURT ST / BOSTON; stamped on barrel and lower bodyjoint: PRENTISS / COURT ST / BOSTON

Provenance

1979, sold by Robert J. Resnick, Burlington, Vermont, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 14, 1979)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund