Oboe

about 1800
George Astor & Co. (English, 1752–1813)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 57 cm (22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1977.71

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Boxwood, stained light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in three parts: upper and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Six fingerholes, the third and fourth doubled. Two octagonal keys (Young type R) of brass (c’ and e-flat’), mounted on rings with SATK.

Inscription

Stamped on all joints: G x ASTOR & CO. / LONDON / [unicorn]

Provenance

1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund