Flageolet

mid-19th century
Thibouville, père et fils (French, 1st half 19th century)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1818

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, ivory, silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Small tapered conoidal bore, slightly chamfered at the bottom. Rosewood, stained dark reddish-brown. Ivory tips and mouthpiece. Made in two parts. Four finger-holes in front, two thumb-holes in the rear. D-sharp key of silver, round and mounted on knobs. In D; lower chamber pitch (a’=420).

Inscription

Stamped on body: Thibouville / PERE[?] & FILS / A PARIS

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection