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Bass Clarinet in B-flat

Giacinto Riva (Italian, active 1839–72)
mid-19th century
Persiceto, Italy
boxwood, ebony, nickel-silver
L. end to end (excluding ring on butt end). 665 mm; Bell Diam. 135 mm.; Tube L. ca. 1037 mm; Mouthpiece: 92 mm; Crook. ca. 200 mm; Upper right (bassoon: 'wing' section) 238 mm; Butt section 270 mm; Upper left (bassoon: 'long' section) 282 mm; Bell 184 mm.
Aerophone-Reed Vibrated-single reed cylindrical
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: Marked (on mouthpiece, upper left (long) section and butt): G RIVA/di/PERSICETO
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 280.

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