Flute

1750–1800
Marked by I. H. Hoffman (German)


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Length 61.9 cm (24 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1853

Medium or Technique

Blackwood, ivory, silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished ebony. Ivory rings and headcap (originally with cork-adjustment screw?). Made in four parts: head, upper and lower body joints and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type F) of silver, mounted on ring with SATK

Inscription

Stamped on upper bodyjoint: 3 / [eagle] / I.H. HOFFMANN / [eagle]; stamped on lower bodyjoint and foot: [eagle] / I.H. HOFFMANN / [eagle]

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