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Clarinet in C

Maker:
Jérome Thibouville-Lamy
Date:
ca. 1866–88
Geography:
Paris, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Boxwood, ivory, nickel-silver
Dimensions:
L. 49.4 cm (19-1/2 in.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Reed Vibrated-single reed cylindrical
Credit Line:
Gift of William J. Maynard, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.219.1
Not on view
Clarinet in C made from boxwood with nickel-silver keywork and ivory ferrules. Because of its musical versatility, the clarinet is the leading woodwind instrument of the band and orchestra. Boxwood, a native European species, was used for clarinets until widespread trade made dense, tropical hardwoods like cocus and African blackwood readily availble.
Marking: Stamped: J.T-L (below a lyre, and) Jérôme/Thibouville-Lamy/Paris
William J. Maynard
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