Tenor horn in E-flat

about 1870–80
Isaac Fiske (American, 1820–1894)


Object Place: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 54.9 cm (21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1996.114

Medium or Technique

Nickel-plated brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Body of brass plated with nickel silver, in upright form. Three rotary valves of type with vertical rods and finger buttons, patented in 1866 by Fiske. Mouthpiece missing

Inscription

Stamped on bell: ISAAC / FISKE / MAKER / WORCESTER, MASS. / PATENTED / OCT 30, 1866 NOV 12, 1867 / FEB 11, 1868 SEPT 23/73

Provenance

1996, sold by Robert E. Sheldon, Washington, DC, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1996)

Credit Line

Foster Charitable Fund