Walking-stick fife

late 19th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Length 90 cm (35 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1864

Medium or Technique

Maple, brass

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In B-flat. Conoidal bore. Maple, stained dark brown. Made in three parts in the form of a walking stick with an ellipsoidal head: Brass tips. Elliptical embouchure, six finger-holes, and two vent-holes.

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