Flute

about 1850
Jacob David Helwert (German, 1812–1866)


Object Place: Stuttgart, Germany

Dimensions

Length 67.6 cm (26 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.490

Medium or Technique

Maple, horn, brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light brown. Horn rings. Blackwood (?) headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Seven round keys (Young type S) and nine touchpieces of brass (c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f’ with 2 touchpieces, g-sharp’, b-flat’ with 2 touchpieces, and c”), mounted on blocks with SATK.

Inscription

Stamped on headjoint: [6-point asterisk]; stamped on upper bodyjoint: [6-point asterisk] / HELWERT / STUTTGART / D

Provenance

1978, gift of John and Jodi Nichols, Marblehead, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1978)

Credit Line

Gift of John and Jodi Nichols