Flageolet

about 1830–40
Meacham & Pond (American, 1828–1860)


Object Place: Albany, New York, United States

Dimensions

Length (missing mouthpiece) 45.8 cm (18 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.181

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Body of boxwood made in three sections: windcap, head, and main body. Mouthpiece (missing), ferrules at joints, and studs between each fingerhole of ivory. One square key of brass. Seven fingerholes and one thumbhole. In B-flat.

Inscription

Stamped: MEACHAM / & POND / ALBANY

Provenance

2002, sold by Harold Priest, Kennebunk, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2002)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Zabel Mooseian, Gift of Katharine Tousey, Gift of Mrs. Alice Cobbett, Gift of Stanley Rubinsky, Gift of William Lindsey, Gift of Avedis Zildjian Company, Gift of Edith W. Smith, Gift of Al Cifre, Gift of Mrs. Harold P. Stose, and Gift of Narcissa Williamson, by exchange