Tenor trombone

about 1890
Fontaine-Besson (French, active after 1880–after 1950)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 55 cm (21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2010

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Tenor in B-flat (high pitch). Combination slide and valve model. Brass. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Made essentially in two parts: (1) the body of the instrument, including the piston valve, valve crook, and inner slides; (2) the outer slide. German silver stockings on the ends of the inner slides. The mouthpiece has a deep conical cup.

Inscription

Stamped on bell rim: [in ribbon: 3...OF...] / [monogram: FB / F. BESSON / BREVETE / 198 EUSTON ROAD / LONDON / [5-point star]

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