Flute

about 1830
Firth, Hall & Pond (American, active in 1821–1847)


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

Dimensions

Length 67 cm (26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.261

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood. Silver rings. Rosewood headcap with ivory cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Eight cupped keys of silver (c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f’ x 2, g-sharp’, b-flat’, and c”), mounted on posts with SATK. Old (original?) storage case.

Inscription

Stamped on headjoint: FIRTH & HALL / 358 / PEARL ST / N. YORK / PATENT; stamped on barrel, lower bodyjoint and footjoint: FIRTH & HALL / N. YORK; stamped on upper bodyjoint: FIRTH & HALL / 358 / PEARL ST / N. YORK; engraved on ferrule of barrel section: E. P. Camp, Durham, Conn. 1830.

Provenance

1983, sold by Lillian Caplin, The Center for Musical Antiquities, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 15, 1983)

Credit Line

Mary Smith Fund