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Flute

about 1830

Distributed by John Ashton, American, 1813–1849 American


Dimensions

Length 59.5 cm (23 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.367

Medium or Technique

Maple, brass

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Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments , Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light yellow-brown. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Four domed keys of brass (d-sharp', f', g-sharp', and b-flat'), mounted on blocks (d-sharp' mounted on ring) with SATK.

Inscription

Stamped on headjoint: [eagle] / J. ASHTON. / BOSTON. / [lyre]; stamped on all other joints: J. ASHTON. / BOSTON. / [lyre]

Provenance

1975, gift of Andre Hebert, Boston, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 10, 1975)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund