late 19th century

Object Place: Germany


Length 71.1 cm (28 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rosewood, ivory, nickel silver

Not On View


Musical Instruments



In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood; ivory headjoint. Silver rings. Rosewood headcap, with circular inserts of ivory and silver, and cork- adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in four parts: headjoint, barrel, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Circular embouchure with raised flanges at each side. Six finger holes. Thirteen cupped keys (fourteen touchpieces) of nickel silver (Meyer system: b, c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f’ x 2, g-sharp’ x 2, b-flat’ with 2 touchpieces, c” x 2, d-trill, and e-trill, mounted on posts. Modern hardshell case with cloth lining.


Before 1975, Reverend Mark Marion Boyd (1815-1910), Newberry County, South Carolina. By 1975, Mrs. Harold F. Stose, South Yarmouth, New Hampshire; 1975, gift of Stose to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 11, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harold P. Stose