Flute

about 1856
Vincent Hypolite Godfroy (French, 1806–1868)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 66.7 cm (26 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2010.620

Medium or Technique

Cocuswood, silver

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Inscription

Stamped on head joint: CLAIR / Godfroy ainé / A PARIS / GS / BREVETÉ / 1235; stamped on body joint: CLAIR / Godfroy ainé / A PARIS / GS / BREVETÉ; stamped on foot joint: CLAIR / Godfroy ainé / A PARIS / GS; engraved on lock plate: Clair Godfroy ainé rue Montmartre 55 Paris

Provenance

1970s, Warren Clewell, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; 1970s, given by Clewell to Shirley Williams, Dover, Massachusetts; 2010, gift of Williams to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Shirley Williams in memory of Alan Williams