Flute

about 1818–21
John, Adam and William Geib (English (active in the United States))


Object Place: New York City, New York, United States

Dimensions

Length 60.2 cm (23 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1977.67

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Nearly circular embouchure. Six finger holes. One rectangular key (with semi-circular notch on either side of touchpiece) of brass (d- sharp’), mounted on ring with SATK.

Inscription

Stamped on headjoint: J. A. & W. GEIB / 23 / MAIDENLANE / NEW - YORK; stamped on foot: 42

Provenance

1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)7)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Gift of Dr. Lura S. Teeter in memory of her husband, Charles E. Teeter