Piccolo

about 1925
Jean Martin (French)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 29.9 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.304

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, ivory, nickel silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In . Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood body; ivory headjoint. Silver rings. Rosewood headcap with wood and nickel silver cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in three parts: headjoint, barrel, and bodyjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Six cupped keys of silver (d-sharp’, f’ x 2, g-sharp’, b-flat’, and c”), mounted on posts with SATK.

Inscription

Stamped on barrel: LOW PITCH / MADE IN FRANCE; stamped on bodyjoint: [maker's mark] / JEAN MARTI[N] / PARIS / [maker's monogram]; incised on inside of headcap: g (or 9 ?)

Provenance

1984, sold by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund