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"Pudgy" trumpet owned by Dizzy Gillespie

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A silver trumpet with three mother-of-pearl inlaid valves and bent bell. "PUDGY by DeNicola" is inscribed on the bell.
Designed by
Bobby DeNicola, American, 1929 - 2006
Owned by
Dizzy Gillespie, American, 1917 - 1993
Date
after 1968
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Medium
silver and mother of pearl
Dimensions
L x W (trumpet): 15 x 5 x 9 3/4 in. (38.1 x 12.7 x 24.8 cm)
L x W (bag): 20 x 4 1/2 x 13 in. (50.8 x 11.4 x 33 cm)
H x W (papers): 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type
musical instruments
trumpets
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Musical Instruments
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Object number
2012.172.6a-f
Topic
African American
Jazz (Music)
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions