Cornet in B-flat

about 1870
Isaac Fiske (American, 1820–1894)


Object Place: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1991.14

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Soprano in B-flat. Copper body with nickel silver trim, valve assemblies and leadpipes. Three string-linkage rotary valves. Two separate leapipes are present, either of which can be joined to the instrument’s tubing by one interchangable tuning slide. Missing mouthpiece and tuning shank.

Inscription

Engraved on bell garland: Isaac Fiske, Maker. Worcester, Mass.

Provenance

1991, sold by Lillian Caplin, The Center for Musical Antiquities, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 23, 1991)

Credit Line

Foster Charitable Fund