Flageolet

mid-19th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Length 22.3 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1841

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, brass

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In G; low champer pitch (a’=420). Small tapered conoidal bore with a slight flare at the bottom. Boxwood, painted dark reddish-brown.
Made in two parts. Four finger-holes in front, two thumb-holes in the rear. D- equals -sharp square brass key mounted on knobs.

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