Post horn

about 1830
Possibly by Anton Kerner, Jr. (Austrian, about 1770–1848)


Object Place: Vienna, Austria

Dimensions

Length 33.8 cm (13 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1983

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Alto in G (high pitch). Five keys. Conoidal bore. Brass. Circular wound tube (three times) with a cup-shaped mouthpiece. Five round keys mounted on saddles; the key levers are bent to conform with the shape of the instrument, except one which is mounted on a flat cross-brace. The keys give the following nominal tones: c’-sharp, d’, e’-flat, e’, and f’.

Inscription

Engraved on plate on tubing: A [6-petal flower] K

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