Cornet in B-flat

about 1900
Arsène Zoë Lecomte & Co. (French, active 1859–about 1898)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 34.8 cm (13 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.11

Medium or Technique

Silverplate

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Soprano in B-flat. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Silverplated. Three Perinet valves with oval ports. Water key. Two non-original shanks. Non-original nickel-silver-plated mouthpiece. Black leather case with blue cloth lining.

Inscription

Engraved on bell: [tuning fork] / A. L & CIE / A Lecomte & Cie / brevetés s. g. d. g. Paris

Provenance

1982, accessioned as source unidentified to the MFA. According to information in the object file, it may have come from the Estate of Frank C. Doble (1886–1969), Belmont, Massachusetts; however, this information cannot be confirmed.

Credit Line

William Lindsey Fund