Keyed bugle in B-flat

about 1825
Courtois neveu aîné (French, active before 1803–before 1862)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 56 cm (22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1971

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Soprano in B-flat. Brass. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Two round keys (closed) mounted on saddles; key-holes have raised sockets. Shallow cup mouthpiece inserted into the tuning tube held in place by a wing nut. The keys give c’ and d’. The fundamental tone, with both keys closed, comes out easily and in tune.

Inscription

Stamped on bell rim: COURTOIS / NEVEU AINE A PARIS

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