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Vessel flute (bass ocarina)

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


Object Place, Bologna, Italy

Dimensions

Length 37 cm, diameter 11 cm (Length 14 9/16 in., diameter 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1836

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones

Bass in G. The lowest tone is g. Brown earthenware, painted black. Seven finger-holes in front, one thumb-hole in the rear. Two gilt labels.

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