Flute

about 1810
William Henry Potter (English, 1760–1848)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 65.5 cm (25 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1848

Medium or Technique

Ivory, silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Ivory. Silver rings. Ivory headcap with graduated cork- adjustment screw. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Elliptical embouchure (slightly irregular). Six fingerholes. Eight round silver keys (c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f’ x 2, g-sharp’, b-flat’, and c”), mounted on blocks (c’ and c-sharp’ mounted on ring and blocks; d-sharp’ mounted on ring) with SATK.

Inscription

Stamped on all joints: POTTER / LONDON / PATENT

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