Flageolet

mid-19th century
Thibouville frère (French, 1st half 19th century)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1819

Medium or Technique

Ebony, ivory

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Small tapered conoidal bore with a slight flare at the bottom. Ebony, with ivory tips and mouthpiece. Made in two parts. Four fingerholes in front, two thumbholes in the rear. In A; lower chamber pitch (a’=420).

Inscription

Stamped on body: Tibouvile - FRERE

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