Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Contrabass Saxhorn in E-flat

Date:
1850–75
Geography:
France?
Culture:
possibly French
Medium:
Brass, nickel-silver
Dimensions:
L. 84 cm (33-1/8 in.); Diam. of bell: 26.4 cm (10-3/8 in.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated
Credit Line:
The Crosby Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.2181
Not on view
Marking: 1) (stamped on bell) No 65

2) (scratched on valves) VIII VIIII X
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 193, ill.

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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