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Sopranino ocarina

about 1870
Giuseppe Donati (Italian, 1835–1925 Italian)


Object Place, Bologna, Italy

Dimensions

Length 14.2 cm, diameter 4.5 cm (Length 5 9/16 in., diameter 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1835

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones

Sopranino in G. The lowest tone is g''. Brown earthenware, painted black, with traces of gilt ornament. Brass mouthpiece. Tuning cork with wooden button. Eight finger-holes in front, two thumb-holes in the rear. Two gilt labels (not legible, but similar to 1917.1836).

Inscription

Stamped? on body: G. Donati Budrio / Bologna

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