Leonardo Massarenti & Fratelli (Italian, active before 1838–after 1843)
Object Place: Minerbio, Italy
Length 41 cm (16 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)
Alto in G. Five keys. Brass. Cylindro-conoidal bore. The tube has four bends; tuning slide. The keys are mounted on pillars and give the following tones: g-shaped, a, b-flat, b, and c’; the fourth and fifth keys combined give c-sharp. Silver-plated [german silver] conical cup mouthpiece.
Stamped on bell garland: LEONARDO MASSARENTI E BRATELLI IN MINERBIO 1843; stamped on mouthpiece receiver: SOL; scratched on mouthpiece: P. D.
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)
Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection