Walking stick violin and bow

1850–1900
Moritz Wilhelm Glaesel (German, 1829–1917)


Object Place: Markneukirchen, Germany

Dimensions

Length 90.5 cm, width 4.3 cm (Length 35 5/8 in., width 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.762a-b

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, spruce, ebony

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Inscription

Printed label: Moritz Gläsel / gennannt Wiener, / Instrumentenmacher / Markneukirchen / in Sachsen

Provenance

Before 1981, sold by the estate of Roland Young (1887-1953) to Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-1981), New York; 1981, by inheritance to her husband, Joseph R. Coolidge (1916-1999), New York; 1981, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1981)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph R. Coolidge in memory of his wife, Peggy Stuart Coolidge