Oboe

about 1790
Henry Kusder (after 1762–1801)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 58.5 cm (23 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1907

Medium or Technique

Pearwood, ivory, silver

Not On View

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Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Pearwood, stained dark brown. Ivory rings. Made in three parts: upper and lower bodyjoints and bell. Six fingerholes, the third and fourth doubled. Two square keys (Young type S) of silver (c’ and e-flat’), mounted on rings with SATK. Two vent holes in bell. Bell opening slightly narrowed.

Inscription

Stamped on all joints: KUSDER / LONDON; stamped on underside of keys: G

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