Cornet (circular model)

mid-19th century


Object Place: Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Dimensions

Length 32 cm (12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1988

Medium or Technique

Brass, nickel silver

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Soprano in B-flat (high pitch). Cylindro-conoidal bore. Circular-shaped, ‘Prince Pless Horn’ type. Three double piston valves. Viennese action. Brass, with German silver trimmings. Piston levers arranged for left-handed playing as on a French horn. Music holder (detachable) of German silver. Original fitted case.

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