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Contrabass Saxhorn in E-flat

Maker:
Adolphe (Antoine Joseph) Sax (Belgian, Dinant, Belgium 1814–1894 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1845–60
Geography:
Paris, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
Overall: 27.9 x 101.7cm (11 x 40 1/16in.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated-horn
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.2703
Not on view
Marking: Engraved in script on neck of bell: A.S. Paris No. 32296 / Nouveau Saxhorn Ctre Basse en Mi [flat sign] / Adolphe Sax Fteur Brevete de / la Mson Milre de l'Empereur / 50, rue St. George a Paris
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. 193.

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. 193.



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