Whithorn

19th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Length 37.5 cm, bell diameter 5.3 cm (Length 14 3/4 in., bell diameter 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1897

Medium or Technique

Willow bark

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Rustic reed pipe. Conical tube formed of willow bark twisted when green and fastened together with white thorn prickers. A double reed of soft willow bark.

Provenance

Before 1900, used in England by villagers during the Whit-Monday hunt, Oxfordshire; by 1916, acquired by Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by 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