Keyed bugle in B-flat

1841
Charles-Joseph Sax (Belgian, 1790–1865)


Object Place: Brussels, Belgium

Dimensions

Length 50.5 cm (19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1973

Medium or Technique

Brass, nickel silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Soprano in B-flat. Brass with German silver keys and trimmings. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Seven cup-shaped keys mounted on pillars (flaps of the keys have very small curvature; levers extend to the center of the flaps). Deep conical cup mouthpiece (brass) inserted into the tuning tube. The keys give the following nominal tones: b, c’-sharp, d’, e’-flat (double for improving intonation), e’, f’.

Inscription

Engraved on bell: C. Sax. / à Bruxelles No 5991.; Stamped on bell rim: B / 1841

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