Clarinet in E-flat

about 1840–50

Object Place: Europe


Length 47.3 cm (18 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, horn, brass

Not On View


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones

In E-flat. Boxwood, varnished light orange-brown. Horn rings. Blackwood mouthpiece. Made in five parts: mouthpiece, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Seven fingerholes and one thumbhole. Eight round keys (Young type S) of brass (e, f-sharp, g-sharp, c-sharp’, g-sharp’, a’, a- shake’, and speaker), mounted on blocks with SATK. Used reed tied on with old string.


1982, sold by Wurlitzer-Bruck, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982)

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2