Martin Frères 4-Keyed Piccolo

Martin Frères 4-Keyed Piccolo

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This piccolo was made by Martin Frères around 1840 to 1875, and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is a 4-keyed piccolo in E-flat made of cocoa wood with German silver ferrules. This piccolo is stamped:

[bee]
MARTIN FES
A
PARIS
MF

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This make and style of piccolo (#5396), as listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold for $7.40.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piccolo
Date made
1878-1880
maker
Martin Freres
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
cocoa wood (overall material)
German silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 29.845 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
MI.055633
accession number
11535
catalog number
055633
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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