Flute

about 1785–1800
Richard Potter (English, 1726–1806)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 60.7 cm (23 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.4164

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Slightly elliptical embouchure (altered?). Six finger holes. One square key (not original) of brass (d-sharp’), mounted on ring with SATK.

Inscription

Stamped on headjoint: [in scroll: POTTER LONDON] / IOHNSON"S COURT / FLEET STREET; stamped on all other joints: [in scroll: POTTER LONDON]

Provenance

1955, gift of Mrs. Winslow A. Parsons, Waban (Newton), Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 22, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Winslow A. Parsons