Clarinet in A

about 1800–10
Bland & Weller (English, active about 1792–about 1818)

Object Place: London, England


Length 68.4 cm (26 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

Not On View


Europe, Musical Instruments



In A. Boxwood, stained light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Blackwood mouthpiece. Made in six parts: mouthpiece, barrel, upper, lower, and middle bodyjoints, and bell. Seven fingerholes and one thumbhole. Five square keys (Young type A) of brass (e, f-sharp, g-sharp, a’, and speaker), mounted on rings with SATK. Blackwood mouthpiece cover (not original).


Stamped on all joints except lower body: A. BLAND & WELLER / No. 23 / OXFORD STREET


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