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Clarinet in C

about 1835

Graves & Co., American, active 1824–1869 American


Dimensions

Length 59.9 cm (23 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.260

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

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Collections

Americas , Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments , Aerophones

In C. Boxwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings. Cocuswood mouthpiece. Made in six parts: mouthpiece, barrel, upper, middle, and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Seven fingerholes and one thumbhole. Six round keys (Young type S) of brass (e, f-sharp, g-sharp, a', a-shake', and speaker), mounted on blocks with SATK. Used reed and old string for tying on.

Inscription

Stamped on upper bodyjoint and bell: [eagle] / GRAVES & C / WINCHESTER / N. H. / C; stamped on barrel, and middle and lower bodyjoints: GRAVES & C / WINCHESTER / N. H.

Provenance

1983, sold by Wurlitzer-Bruck, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 15, 1983)

Credit Line

Mary Smith Fund