Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Contrabassoon in C

Martin frères
ca. 1900
Paris, France
Maple, nickel-silver, brass
Length (end to end): 2055 mm
Diameter of bell: 76 mm
Aerophone-Reed Vibrated-double reed
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: 1) (stamped on all sections except wing and wing extension)
[a bee]/MARTIN FRES/A PARIS/[monogram] M.F.

2) (on butt) 371 R
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. 281.

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