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Marking: (engraved on bell, in script) Nº 13802/ Adolphe Sax Breveté a Paris/ Fteur de la Maon Milre de l'Empereur(in pencil, a second marking is noted: Stamped "A I S" on bell)
Recorded on catalogue card: "Purchased from Sypher N.Y.C." This probably refers to Sypher & Co. of 246 Fifth Avenue, a dealer primarily of antique furniture and silver.
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 194.
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