Cornet in E-flat (over-shoulder model)

1856
Graves & Co. (American, active 1824–1869)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 60 cm (23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1991.228

Medium or Technique

Nickel silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Inscription

Engraved on bell: Made by / GRAVES & CO. BOSTON / for / COL. COLT'S ARMORY BAND / Hartford Ct.

Provenance

About 1855, commissioned of the maker as part of a matched set of 20 brass instruments for Colonel (Samuel?) Colt's Armory Band, Hartford, Connecticut, according to an inscription on the bell. 1991, sold by Lillian Caplin, The Center for Musical Antiquities, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 27, 1991)

Credit Line

Foster Charitable Fund