Flute

late 19th century


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Length 71.1 cm (28 in.)

Accession Number

1975.346

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, ivory, nickel silver

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood; ivory headjoint. Silver rings. Rosewood headcap, with circular inserts of ivory and silver, and cork- adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in four parts: headjoint, barrel, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Circular embouchure with raised flanges at each side. Six finger holes. Thirteen cupped keys (fourteen touchpieces) of nickel silver (Meyer system: b, c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f’ x 2, g-sharp’ x 2, b-flat’ with 2 touchpieces, c” x 2, d-trill, and e-trill, mounted on posts. Modern hardshell case with cloth lining.

Provenance

Before 1975, Reverend Mark Marion Boyd (1815-1910), Newberry County, South Carolina. By 1975, Mrs. Harold F. Stose, South Yarmouth, New Hampshire; 1975, gift of Stose to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 11, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harold P. Stose