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Serpent in C

Maker:
Thomas Key (British, active London before 1805–1858)
Date:
ca. 1840
Geography:
London, England, United Kingdom
Culture:
British
Medium:
Wood, leather, fabric, brass
Dimensions:
Length 73.5 cm, Diameter of bell 10.1 w/o brass garland, Thickness: +/- 0.6 cm (measured 4 cm in from bell), +/- 0.7 cm at mouthpipe socket, Diameter of mouthpiece socket 0.590 in., Diameter of tube socket 0.875 in.; Length of tube: +/-206 cm +/-22.8 cm mouthtube (exposed part) Total +/-228.8 cm w/o mouthpiece
Classification:
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated-horn
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1643
Not on view
Marking: (partly obscured by "new" brass reinforcing tube at mouth tube socket) Key 20 Charing C
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Francis W. Galpin
"The Brass Instrument Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York." Historic Brass Society Journal (1999), vol. 11, pg. 117.

Forgotten Instruments: Exhibition Catalogue of the Katonah Gallery. Exhibition catalogue., Katonah, New York, 1981, pg. 29, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 168.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 168.



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