Flute

late 19th century


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Length 66.5 cm (26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.751

Medium or Technique

Rosewood?, nickel silver

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Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood (?). Nickel silver rings. Rosewood headcap with cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper bodyjoint, lower bodyjoint and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Eight cupped keys and eight touchpieces of nickel silver (Meyer system: c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f’ x 2, g-sharp’, b-flat’, and c”), mounted on posts. Original leather-covered wood case with leather lining. Mutlicolored cotton mop-type swab with mahogany handle.

Provenance

Before 1920, Edward F. Searles (1841-1920), Methuen, Massachusetts; by 1920, by inheritance to B. Allen Rowland (1910-1991), New Castle, New Hampshire; 1981, gift of the estate of B. Allen Rowland, Lawrence, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1992)

Credit Line

The Edward F. Searles Musical Instrument Collection; Gift of Edward S. Rowland, Benjamin A. Rowland, Jr., George B. Rowland, Daniel B. Rowland, Rodney D. Rowland and M.A. Swedlund in memory of their father, Benjamin Allen Rowland