Flute

late 19th century


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Length 70.5 cm (27 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1981.391

Medium or Technique

Blackwood, nickel silver

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished blackwood. Nickel silver rings. Blackwood cap with wood and nickel silver cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in four parts: headjoint, barrel, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Nine cupped keys and ten touchpieces of nickel silver (Meyer system: b, c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f’ x 2, g-sharp’, b-flat’ with 2 touchpieces, and c”), mounted on posts. Original leather-covered case with gold-embossed decoration (including lyre in center) and red cloth lining. Small blackwood cork-grease container (empty) and five extra keypads.

Inscription

Stamped on headjoint: NACH / Meyer

Provenance

1981, accessioned as source unidentified to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 18, 1981)

Credit Line

Source unidentified