Piano accordion (Continental model)
Object Place: Mondaino, Italy
Overall: 52.1 x 43.2 x 19.1 cm (20 1/2 x 17 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wood, plastic, metal, paperboard, textile
Not On View
Body made of wood framing and covered with a thin veneer of celluloid. This unit has a rare reverse keyboard coloring where the sharp keys are black and the natural treble keys are black. The bellows have the Galanti treble clef logo imprinted on the surface to give the accordion more display presence.
Made with 4 treble reeds and 5 bass reeds. Considered a full sized 120 bass accordion. It is tuned LMMM yielding a triple musette tonal quality. It also has a palm master switch.
About 2015, sold by a private collector in California to Paul Ramunni, Canaan, CT; 2016, sold by Paul Ramunni to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 9, 2016)
Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund