Mute cornett (after 17th-century type)

late 19th century
Probably by Francis William Galpin (English, 1858–1945)


Object Place: Hatfield Regis, England

Dimensions

Overall: 69.2 cm (27 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1952

Medium or Technique

Pearwood

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In F. The lowest tone is f. Made of pearwood. Straight conoidal bore; integral cup-shaped mouthpiece. Eight finger-holes in the front, one of the lowest stopped with wax; a thumb-hole in the rear.

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