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Flutes, Piccolos, and Fifes

  • The MFA’s Musical Instruments collection has grown to nearly 1,200 instruments from around the world, and includes numerous examples of all the basic musical instrument types, or classifications. Explore a selection of flutes, piccolos, and fifes from across the Museum’s collection.

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  • Flute

    about 1700
    Marked by Chevalier (French)

    Object Place: France

    Description

    Body of boxwood in three parts: head (with long cap), body, and foot. Ferrules of ivory. One trapezoidal key (Young type H) of brass (d-sharp1), mounted on ring with spring attached to wood.

    Inscription

    Stamped on all joints: CHEVALIER / [dolphin]; stamped at bottom of headjoint and top of bodyjoint: [6-petal flower]

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 69.4 cm (27 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1846

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    On View

    Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

    Collections

    Europe, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Flute

    about 1750
    Thomas Lot III (1708–1787)

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: head (later), upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type A) of silver (d-sharp’), mounted on ring with SATW.

    Inscription

    Stamped on upper and lower bodyjoints: T [5-point star] LOT / [lion rampant]

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 64.6 cm (25 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1850

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Not On View

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  • Flute

    1769
    Caleb Gedney (English, active 1754–1769 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and headcap with cork-adjustment screw. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Three interchangeable upper bodyjoints. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Six square keys (Young type F: c’, c-sharp’, and d-sharp’; Young type A: f’, g-sharp’, and b-flat’) of silver, mounted on blocks (c’ and c-sharp’ mounted on ring and blocks; d-sharp’ mounted on ring) with SATK. Mahogany case with green cloth lining and wood- handled swab with sponge heads. Sounding lengths: with section #3 = 578.5 mm; #4 = 599 mm; #5 = 609 mm

    Inscription

    Stamped on footjoint: CALEB / GEDNEY / 1769; stamped on headjoint and lower bodyjoint: CALEB / GEDNEY; alternate upper bodyjoints stamped: 3 / [sharp]; 4 / [X: natural]; 5 / [b: flat]; stamped on underside of keys: I H [John Hale]

    Provenance

    Before 1983, sold by Max Champion, England, to Harry Moscowitz, New York; by 1983, sold by Moscowitz to David Shorey, Bowdoinham, Maine; 1983, sold by Shorey to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 14, 1983)

    Credit Line

    Otis Norcross Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 67.9 cm (26 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1983.330

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    On View

    Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

    Collections

    Europe, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Flute

    about 1750–75
    Probably by Baldassarre Biglioni (Italian, 1719–before 1793)

    Object Place: Rome, Italy

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap with boxwood cork-adjustment screw. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. Two trapezoidal keys (Young type H) of silver (c-sharp’ and d- sharp’). Key for c-sharp’ mounted on ring and block with SATK; d-sharp’ mounted on ring with SATW.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint, lower bodyjoint and footjoint: I / BIGLIONI / IN ROMA; Stamped on headjoint underneath headcap: 263; stamped on upper bodyjoint: 4 / I / BIGLIONI / IN ROMA

    Provenance

    Before 1773, allegedly owned by J. J. Quantz (1697-1773), by descent to Albert Quantz; perhaps by 1873 (when Zoeller moved to England), sold by A. Quantz to Carli Zoeller (1840-1889), England; by 1916, sold by Zoeller to Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 63.4 cm (24 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1852

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Not On View

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    Europe, Musical Instruments

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  • Flute

    1750–1800
    Johann Friedrich Engelhard (about 1730–1801)

    Object Place: Nuremberg, Germany

    Description

    Music: Poco Adagio from Sonata in A Major for Unaccompanied Flute by Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, 1747 (performed by Peter H. Bloom)

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint and upper and lower bodyjoints: [in scroll: I. F. ENGELHARD] / N; stamped on footjoint: [in scroll: I.F. ENGELHARD]; stamped near upper and lower ends of all adjoining joints: 3; key decoratively engraved with initials "?C"

    Provenance

    By 1970, accessioned as source unidentified to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 22, 1989)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 66.4 cm (26 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1989.136

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Not On View

    Collections

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    Classifications

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  • Flute

    1750–1800
    Marked by I. H. Hoffman (German German)

    Object Place: Germany

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished ebony. Ivory rings and headcap (originally with cork-adjustment screw?). Made in four parts: head, upper and lower body joints and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type F) of silver, mounted on ring with SATK

    Inscription

    Stamped on upper bodyjoint: 3 / [eagle] / I.H. HOFFMANN / [eagle]; stamped on lower bodyjoint and foot: [eagle] / I.H. HOFFMANN / [eagle]

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 61.9 cm (24 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1853

    Medium or Technique

    Blackwood, ivory, silver

    Not On View

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    Europe, Musical Instruments

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  • Flute

    about 1780
    Pietro Grassi Florio (Italian (active in England), about 1730–1795 Italian)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Bore of headjoint, lower bodyjoint and footjoint lined with blackwood (later?). Ivory rings, headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw, and embouchure bushing. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Six square keys (Young type F) of silver (c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f, g-sharp’, and b-flat’), mounted on blocks (c’ and c-sharp’ mounted on ring and blocks; d-sharp’ mounted on ring with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint and lower bodyjoint: FLORIO; stamped on upper bodyjoint: FLORIO / 6; stamped on footjoint: FLORIO / LONDON; hallmarked on underside of c' key: I H [John Hale]

    Provenance

    1989, gift of David Shorey, Bowdoinham, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 27, 1989)

    Credit Line

    Gift of David and Nina Shorey

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 66.9 cm (26 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1989.295

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Flute

    about 1785
    George Miller (English, active about 1765–after 1790 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Six interchangeable upper bodyjoints. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Four square keys (Young type F) of silver (d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’, and b-flat’), mounted on blocks (d-sharp’ key mounted on ring) with SATW. Painted wood case with green cloth lining. Sounding lengths: with section #1 = 562 mm; #2 = 554 mm; #3 = 546 mm; #5 = 528 mm; #6 = 520 mm

    Inscription

    Stamped on all joints: [unicorn] / G. MILLER / LONDON / O

    Provenance

    By 1981, Homer R. Vine, Westminster, Massachusetts, who apparently found the flute in a barn, Bradford, New York; 1981, sold by Vine to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 18, 1981)

    Credit Line

    Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 63.3 cm (24 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.405

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

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  • Flute

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

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    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

    Details

    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

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  • Flute

    about 1800

    Object Place: England

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes (the f-sharp’ hole enlarged). Four square? keys (Young type F), of brass (d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’, and b-flat) mounted on blocks (d-sharp’ mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 59.6 cm (23 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1849

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Not On View

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  • Flute

    early 19th century

    Object Place: Possibly Italy

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Ivory, with incised lines and circles in red and black. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Each joint is made up of several pieces; the lower headjoint and footjoint have screw-thread connections. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One rectangular key of silver (d-sharp’), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 57.5 cm (22 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1847

    Medium or Technique

    Ivory, silver

    Not On View

    Collections

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  • Flute

    about 1804–15
    Christopher Gerock (English (born in Germany), active 1804–1837 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One square key (Young type F) of brass (d-sharp’), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: [unicorn head] / C. GEROCK / 76 / BISHOPSGATE ST. / LONDON; stamped on all other joints: C. GEROCK / LONDON; incised on cap: L D [Lewis Davenport of Milton, Massachusetts] / [emblem]

    Provenance

    Before 1980, Lewis Davenport, Milton, Massachusetts, who was the second owner of the flute, left it at a prior residence on Canton Avenue in Milton; by 1980, found by Mr. and Mrs. William Rust, Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the Canton Avenue home in Milton; 1980, gift of the Rusts to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 14, 1981)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Rust

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 60.1 cm (23 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1980.647

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

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  • Flute

    about 1810
    William Henry Potter (English, 1760–1848 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Ivory. Silver rings. Ivory headcap with graduated cork- adjustment screw. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Elliptical embouchure (slightly irregular). Six fingerholes. Eight round silver keys (c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f’ x 2, g-sharp’, b-flat’, and c”), mounted on blocks (c’ and c-sharp’ mounted on ring and blocks; d-sharp’ mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on all joints: POTTER / LONDON / PATENT

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 65.5 cm (25 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1848

    Medium or Technique

    Ivory, silver

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Musical Instruments

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  • Flute

    about 1815–19
    Astor & Horwood (English, active 1815–1819 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Tin-plated brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Circular embouchure. Six fingerholes. Six round keys of silver (c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’, and b-flat’) with pewter plugs, their toneholes bushed with metal. Keys mounted on blocks with brass plate linings (c’ and c-sharp’ mounted on ring and blocks; d-sharp’ mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: ASTOR / & / HORWOOD / 79 / CORNHILL / LONDON / [unicorn's head] / PATENT; stamped on lower ring of headjoint: PATENT; stamped on barrel and footjoint: ASTOR / & / HORWOOD / [unicorn head]; stamped on upper and lower bodyjoints: ASTOR / & / HORWOOD / [unicorn head]; stamped on underside of c', c-sharp' and d-sharp' keys: G

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 64.2 cm (25 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1851

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

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  • Flute

    about 1818–21
    John, Adam and William Geib (English (active in the United States) English)

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

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Nearly circular embouchure. Six finger holes. One rectangular key (with semi-circular notch on either side of touchpiece) of brass (d- sharp’), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: J. A. & W. GEIB / 23 / MAIDENLANE / NEW - YORK; stamped on foot: 42

    Provenance

    1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)7)

    Credit Line

    Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Gift of Dr. Lura S. Teeter in memory of her husband, Charles E. Teeter

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 60.2 cm (23 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.67

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Flute

    about 1820

    Object Place: Germany

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Two square keys (Young type A) of brass (c-sharp’ and d-sharp’), mounted on blocks with SATK.

    Provenance

    1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

    Credit Line

    Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 64.1 cm (25 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.68

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Not On View

    Collections

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  • Flute

    about 1820
    Meacham & Co. (American, 1806–1832 American)

    Object Place: Albany, New York, United States

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One rectangular key (Young type F) of brass (d-sharp’), mounted on ring with SATK. Old, but not original, mahogany case with cloth lining.

    Inscription

    Stamped on all joints: MEACHAM & CO. / ALBANY

    Provenance

    1982, sold by Harold Priest, Harvard, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1982)

    Credit Line

    Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 61.1 cm (24 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1982.227

    Medium or Technique

    Maple, ivory, brass

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Flute

    about 1825
    Meacham & Co. (American, 1806–1832 American)

    Object Place: Albany, New York, United States

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Four round keys (Young type S) of brass (d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’, and b-flat’), mounted on blocks (d-sharp’ key mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on all joints: MEACHAM & CO / ALBANY

    Provenance

    1977, sold by Harold Priest, Harvard, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1977)

    Credit Line

    Mary L. Smith Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 60.9 cm (24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.8

    Medium or Technique

    Maple, ivory, brass

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Flute

    1800–25
    Clementi & Co. (English, active 1802–1831)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Fruitwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One square key (Young type F) of silver (d-sharp’), mounted on ring with SATK. Includes clip-on mouthpiece of pewter.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: CLEMENTI & CO / LONDON

    Provenance

    1979, gift of Robert F. Metcalf, Watertown, Massachusetts, and Olive R. Metcalf, Georgetown, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 14, 1979)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Robert M. Metcalf, Jr. and his sister Olive R. Metcalf

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 59.4 cm (23 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1979.550

    Medium or Technique

    Fruitwood, ivory, silver, pewter

    Not On View

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    Europe, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Flute

    about 1830
    Distributed by John Ashton (American, 1813–1849 American)

    Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light yellow-brown. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Four domed keys of brass (d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’, and b-flat’), mounted on blocks (d-sharp’ mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: [eagle] / J. ASHTON. / BOSTON. / [lyre]; stamped on all other joints: J. ASHTON. / BOSTON. / [lyre]

    Provenance

    1975, gift of Andre Hebert, Boston, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 10, 1975)

    Credit Line

    H. E. Bolles Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 59.5 cm (23 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1975.367

    Medium or Technique

    Maple, brass

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

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  • Flute

    about 1830
    Labeled Droüet (French, 18th century French)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    Ivory with silver ferrules and keys

    Markings

    DROUET / LONDON

    Provenance

    1980s, sold by Ellis Memorial Antiques Show, Waltham, Massachusetts, to Alice Mackey, Boston, Massachusetts; 2005, sold by Mackey to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 2005)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Alice Willard Mackey

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 66.2 cm (26 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2005.592

    Medium or Technique

    Ivory, silver

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Flute

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

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

    Description

    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

    Details

    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

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Flute

    1800–50

    Object Place: Probably Germany

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Horn rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type F) of silver (d-sharp’), mounted on block with SATK.

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 61 cm (24 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1854

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, horn, silver

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  • Flute

    1837
    Claude Laurent (French, active 1805–1848)

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Body of crystal glass, cut with eight flutes. Made in three parts: head, body, and foot. Body and foot join with screw threads; head and body join with socket and tenon. Ferrules of silver. Headcap inset with mother-of-pearl. Five cupped keys of silver (d-sharp1, f1, g-sharp1, b-flat1, and c2), mounted on posts. Original partitioned case of mahogany, lined with red embossed paper. Cork-grease container of wood, wood-handled screwdriver, swab of green cloth on cloth-wrapped wire handle, and key for locking case.

    Inscription

    Engraved on silver ferrule on headjoint: C. LAURENT, A PARIS 1837. / PALAIS ROYAL No. 65. / Breveté

    Provenance

    Before 1994, property of a collector, France; by 1994, sold by French collector to Tony Bingham, London; 1994, sold by Bingham to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 26, 1994)

    Credit Line

    Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 61.6 cm (24 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1994.241

    Medium or Technique

    Crystal glass, silver

    On View

    Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

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  • Flute (1832 Boehm system)

    about 1845
    Rudall & Rose (English, active 1821–1852 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished cocuswood. Silver rings and headcap. Metal liner in headjoint and barrel and patent tuning mechanism operated by headcap. Made in three parts: headjoint/barrel (connected by tuning mechanism), bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. 1832 Boehm system with ring- keys and open g-sharp’ key.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint and footjoint: [quatrefoil] / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / [quatrefoil]; stamped on bodyjoint: [quatrefoil] / RUDALL & ROSE / NO 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON/ [quatrefoil] / 103; engraved on headcap: [surrounding a royal crest: RUDALL & ROSE / PATENTEES]

    Provenance

    1989, sold by David Shorey, Bowdoinham, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 1989)

    Credit Line

    Otis Norcross Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 66.4 cm (26 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1989.204

    Medium or Technique

    Cocuswood, silver

    Not On View

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  • Flute

    about 1850
    Jacob David Helwert (German, 1812–1866 German)

    Object Place: Stuttgart, Germany

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light brown. Horn rings. Blackwood (?) headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Seven round keys (Young type S) and nine touchpieces of brass (c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f’ with 2 touchpieces, g-sharp’, b-flat’ with 2 touchpieces, and c”), mounted on blocks with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: [6-point asterisk]; stamped on upper bodyjoint: [6-point asterisk] / HELWERT / STUTTGART / D

    Provenance

    1978, gift of John and Jodi Nichols, Marblehead, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1978)

    Credit Line

    Gift of John and Jodi Nichols

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 67.6 cm (26 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.490

    Medium or Technique

    Maple, horn, brass

    Not On View

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  • Keyless flute

    1850–1900

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Mahogany, varnished light brown. Ivory rings. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint with a finger-hole for the. right little finger. An adjustable cork with a threaded stem and ivory depth indicator; moved by means of the threaded head-cap. Elliptical embouchure and ten finger-holes; the hole nearest to the embouchure and covered by the left thumb is made in two circular segments, with a dividing bridge slightly inclined to accomodate the thumb. On the center-line of the fourth hole (counting from the foot-joint), and at an angle of 90 degrees to it, is a threaded hole stopped by a plug with a circular nut, which is prevented from rotating by an ivory eyelet with a small square-headed ivory set-screw.

    Provenance

    Before 1900, made for Dr. Burghley, Camden Town, England; by 1916, acquired by Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 60.5 cm (23 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1866

    Medium or Technique

    Mahogany, ivory

    Not On View

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  • Flute

    1853
    Alfred G. Badger (American, 1814/15–1892 American)

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

    Description

    Includes leather-covered wood case and silver cork grease container.

    Inscription

    Stamped: No 820 / [lyre] A. G. BADGER / NEW YORK / [lyre]; stamped on silver medallion on case: Henry Holt / Baltimore Md

    Provenance

    Early 1990s, sold by Skinner, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, to Peter H. Bloom, Somerville, Massachusetts; 2006, sold by Bloom to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 20, 2006)

    Credit Line

    Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 67.5 cm (26 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2006.1357

    Medium or Technique

    Cocuswood, silver

    On View

    David and Stacey Goel Gallery (Gallery 239)

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  • Flute

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

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    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

    Details

    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)

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  • Flute

    late 19th century

    Object Place: Germany

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 70.5 cm (27 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.391

    Medium or Technique

    Blackwood, nickel silver

    Not On View

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  • Flute

    late 19th century

    Object Place: Germany

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 66.5 cm (26 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.751

    Medium or Technique

    Rosewood?, nickel silver

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  • Flute

    late 19th century

    Object Place: Germany

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood; ivory headjoint. Silver rings. Rosewood headcap, with circular inserts of ivory and silver, and cork- adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in four parts: headjoint, barrel, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Circular embouchure with raised flanges at each side. Six finger holes. Thirteen cupped keys (fourteen touchpieces) of nickel silver (Meyer system: b, c’, c-sharp’, d-sharp’, f’ x 2, g-sharp’ x 2, b-flat’ with 2 touchpieces, c” x 2, d-trill, and e-trill, mounted on posts. Modern hardshell case with cloth lining.

    Provenance

    Before 1975, Reverend Mark Marion Boyd (1815-1910), Newberry County, South Carolina. By 1975, Mrs. Harold F. Stose, South Yarmouth, New Hampshire; 1975, gift of Stose to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 11, 1975)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Harold P. Stose

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 71.1 cm (28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1975.346

    Medium or Technique

    Rosewood, ivory, nickel silver

    Not On View

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  • Flute

    1880s
    Alfred G. Badger (American, 1814/15–1892 American)

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

    Description

    Foot for low B-flat. Includes leather-covered wood case.

    Inscription

    Stamped: A. G. Badger / New York; engraved on body: W. Howard Peters.

    Provenance

    November 1990, sold by Rayburn Musical Instrument Co., Boston, Massachusetts, to Peter H. Bloom, Somerville, Massachusetts; 2006, sold by Bloom to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 20, 2006)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Bequest of Maury A. Bromsen

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 75.4 cm (29 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2006.1356

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

    Not On View

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  • Flute

    1888
    Rudall, Carte & Company (English, active about 1872–1955 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    Cylindrical-bore body of silver with foliate engraving on barrel headjoint. Closed G-sharp key. Gold key springs. Alternate headjoint of cocuswood with fittings of silver. Protective sleeves of silver for both headjoints. Includes original leather covered hardshell case with cleaning rod of cocuswood and nickel silver (concealing small screwdriver), cork-grease container, crutch, and key for case. A=452 cps.

    Inscription

    Engraved on body: Rudall Carte & Co. / 23. Berners Street. / London. W.; engraved on reverse side: 1759; stamped on alternate headjoint: [crown] / RUDALL / CARTE & Co. / LONDON

    Provenance

    Before 2004, likely the property of a gentleman, Clinton, Massachusetts; by inheritance to his daughter; by inheritance to her son, Boston, Massachusetts; 2004, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 23, 2004)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 64.7 cm (25 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.480

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, cocuswood

    Not On View

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  • Flute (Boehm system)

    1945
    William S. Haynes Co., Inc. (American, 1900–present American)

    Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    Description

    In C. Cylindrical bore. Silver body and keys. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm-system French model with open g-sharp’ key, c-sharp” trill key, and low-b footjoint with “gizmo.” Protective metal sleeves for tenons of headjoint and bodyjoint. Leather-covered hard-shell case with red velvet lining and canvas protective cover. Metal cleaning rod.

    Inscription

    Engraved on headjoint: REG(ISTER)ED / [lyre] / TRADE MARK / 7 / STERLING; engraved on bodyjoint: THE HAYNES FLUTE / MFD BY / WM. S. HAYNES CO. / BOSTON, MASS. / 17959 / REG. TRADE MARK

    Provenance

    1945, sold by the maker to Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina; 1986, gift of Higbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1986)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dale Higbee

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 71 cm (27 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1986.799

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

    Not On View

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  • Flute (Boehm system)

    1972
    Verne Q. Powell, Inc. (American, 1927–present)

    Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    Description

    In C. Cylindrical bore. 14 kt yellow gold body and keys. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm-system Cooper-scale French model with open g-sharp’ key, and low-b footjoint with “gizmo.” Leather-covered hard-shell case with blue velvet lining and vinyl protective cover. Metal cleaning rod.

    Inscription

    Engraved on headjoint and footjoint: [triangular monogram with initials VQP]; engraved on bodyjoint: [triangular monogram with initials VQP] / VERNE Q. POWELL / BOSTON / 3910

    Provenance

    1972, sold by the maker to Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina; 1985, gift of Higbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1986)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. Dale S. Higbee

    Copyright

    Reproduced with permission.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 71 cm (27 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1985.931

    Medium or Technique

    Gold

    Not On View

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  • Treble flute in F

    about 1810–12
    D'Almaine & Company (English, active 1836–1866 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In F. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type F) of brass (d-sharp’), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: [3 plumes of the Prince of Wales] / D'ALMAINE [& CO.] / LATE / GOULDING & D'ALMAINE / [SO] SQU[ARE] / LONDO[N] / 4; stamped on all other joints: [3 plumes of the Prince of Wales] / D'ALMAINE & CO.

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 44.7 cm (17 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1862

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Not On View

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  • Treble flute in E-flat

    early 19th century

    Object Place: Probably Germany

    Description

    In E-flat. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light yellow-brown. Horn rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type A) of brass (d-sharp’), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 52.4 cm (20 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1861

    Medium or Technique

    Maple, horn, brass

    Not On View

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  • Treble flute in F

    1829–32
    Asa Hopkins (1779–1838)

    Object Place: Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

    Description

    In F. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One key (d- sharp’), missing, mounted on ring with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint and upper bodyjoint: A HOPKINS / LITCHFIELD / CONN; stamped on lower bodyjoint and foot: A HOPKINS / LITCHFIELD

    Provenance

    1989, gift of Dr. Ernest A. Bragg, Jr., Attleboro, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 27, 1989)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. Ernest A. Bragg, Jr.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 45.9 cm (18 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1989.270

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory

    Not On View

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  • Treble flute in E-flat (Boehm system)

    1970
    W. T. Armstrong Co., Inc. (American, 1931–after 1950 American)

    Object Place: Elkhart, Indiana, United States

    Description

    In E-flat. Cylindrical bore. Gold-plated nickel silver body and keys; gold- plated silver head. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm system with open g-sharp’ key. Plastic hard- shell case with blue velvet lining. Metal cleaning rod.

    Inscription

    Engraved on headjoint: SILVER HEAD; engraved on bodyjoint: ARMSTRONG / ELKHART; stamped on reverse of bodyjoint: R8476

    Provenance

    1970, sold by the maker to Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina; 1986, gift of Higbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1986)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dale Higbee

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 57.4 cm (22 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1986.798

    Medium or Technique

    gold plated nickel silver

    Not On View

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  • Alto flute (flûte d'amour)

    about 1720–30
    Johann Wilhelm Oberlender I (German, 1681–1763)

    Object Place: Nuremberg, Germany

    Description

    In A (?). Conoidal bore. Boxwood, stained yellow-brown. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One trapezoidal key (Young type J) of brass (d’-sharp’), mounted on ring with SATW.

    Inscription

    Stamped on all joints: [in scroll: I. W. OBERLENDER] / 0; written inside headcap: KRAFFT

    Provenance

    Before 1809, allegedly owned by Krafft (or Kraft), a cellist for Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809); by 1916, acquired by Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 73.5 cm (28 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1855

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, brass

    Not On View

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  • Alto flute in F

    about 1810
    William Bainbridge (English, active 1803–1834 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In F. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, stained gray-brown. Ivory rings and headcap with cork-adjustment screw. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure with ivory bushing. Six fingerholes. Six domed keys of silver-plated bronze (d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’, b-flat’, c”, and octave key) mounted on blocks with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: G / FLUTE; stamped on upper bodyjoint: [crown] / WILLM / BAINBRIDGE / FECIT / 34 WINDMILL ST / FINSBURY SQE. / LONDON; stamped on lower bodyjoint and footjoint: [crown] / WILLM / BAINBRIDGE / FECIT

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 91.1 cm (35 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1859

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, silver-plated bronze

    Not On View

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  • Alto flute in G (flauto di voce)

    1811
    Wigley & McGregor (English, 1811–1825 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In G. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoint, and footjoint. Headjoint made from block of oval cross-section, with two parallel bores connected by a passage and covered by oval ivory plate with cork stopper. Ivory headcap with cork-adjustment screw. Upper bodyjoint has circular hole (15 mm. diameter), located 32 mm. above c-sharp” fingerhole (measured from centers of holes). Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes, bored obliquely, those for e’ and c-sharp” stopped by open-standing keys. Four additional round keys of silver- plated brass (d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’, and b-flat’), mounted on blocks (d-sharp’ mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: [royal arms] / WIGLEY & MCGREGOR / PATENTEES / 151 STRAND / LONDON / 7; stamped on upper bodyjoint: [royal arms] / PATENTEES / WIGLEY / & / MCGREGOR / PATENTEES; stamped on lower bodyjoint: WIGLEY / & / MCGREGOR / PATENTEES; stamped on footjoint: [royal arms] / WIGLEY / & / MCGREGOR / PATENTEES / LONDON; engraved on cap: Benjn. Rotch Junr. / Castle Hall / June 1811

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1857

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, silver-plated brass

    On View

    Musical Instruments Alcove (Gallery 103C)

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  • Bass flute in C

    1811–16
    Wigley & McGregor (English, 1811–1825 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, stained dark yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in six parts: headjoint of three pieces (two straight sections joined by U-shaped brass tube), upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes, those for e’, g’, a’ and c-sharp” stopped by open-standing keys and bushed with brass. Four additional round keys (d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’, and b-flat’) of brass, mounted on blocks (d-sharp’ mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on barrel: [royal arms] / WIGLEY & MCGREGOR / PATENTEES / 101 STRAND / LONDON / 5; stamped on upper and lower bodyjoints: WIGLEY & MCGREGOR / PATENTEES / 5; stamped on footjoint: [royal arms] / WIGLEY & MCGREGOR / PATENTEES / LONDON / 5

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 87.2 cm (34 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1858

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

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  • Alto flute in G

    about 1815
    William Henry Potter (English, 1760–1848 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In A (?). Conoidal bore. Varnished ebony. Ivory tips and headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. Four round keys of silver (d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’, and b-flat), with pewter plugs, their toneholes bushed with silver. Keys mounted on blocks with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: WILLM.HENY / POTTER / IOHNSON'S COURT / FLEET STREET / LONDON; stamped on all other joints: WILLM.HENY / POTTER

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1856

    Medium or Technique

    Blackwood, ivory, silver

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  • Alto flute in G (Boehm system)

    1971
    W. T. Armstrong Co., Inc. (American, 1931–after 1950 American)

    Object Place: Elkhart, Indiana, United States

    Description

    In G. Cylindrical bore. Silver body and keys. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm system with open g-sharp’ key. Leather-covered hard-shell case with blue velvet lining and vinyl protective cover. Metal cleaning rod.

    Inscription

    Engraved on bodyjoint: HERITAGE / BY / ARMSTRONG / ELKHART; stamped on headjoint: H2231

    Provenance

    1986, gift of Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1986)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dale Higbee

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1986.800

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Piccolo

    early 19th century

    Object Place: Dresden, Germany

    Description

    In D-flat. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One square key (Young type C) of brass (d-sharp’), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: DRESDEN; stamped on upper bodyjoint: 2; stamped on footjoint: S

    Provenance

    1979, gift of Robert F. Metcalf, Watertown, Massachusetts, and Olive R. Metcalf, Georgetown, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 14, 1979)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Robert F. Metcalf, Jr. and his sister, Olive R. Metcalf

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 29.7 cm (11 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1979.549

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

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  • Piccolo (Boehm system)

    late 19th century
    George Winfield Haynes (1866–1947)

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

    Description

    In . Conoidal bore. Varnished blackwood body; silver headjoint. Silver rings. Made in two parts: headjoint and bodyjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm system with open g-sharp’ key. Protective plastic sleeve (not original?) for metal tenon of bodyjoint. Leather-covered hard-shell case with red velvet lining and cloth protective cover. Metal cleaning rod.

    Inscription

    Engraved on headjoint: STERLING; stamped on bodyjoint: GEORGE W. HAYNES / NEW YORK

    Provenance

    Before 1920, apparently used in the "Edison Record Orchestra" by Julius Spindler, flautist for the Sousa Band. About 1920, Richard W. Reeves; 1945, sold by Reeves to Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina; 1986, gift of Higbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1986)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dale Higbee

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 31.9 cm (12 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1986.797

    Medium or Technique

    Blackwood, silver

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  • Piccolo

    about 1925
    Jean Martin (French, died about 1553 French)

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    In . Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood body; ivory headjoint. Silver rings. Rosewood headcap with wood and nickel silver cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in three parts: headjoint, barrel, and bodyjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Six cupped keys of silver (d-sharp’, f’ x 2, g-sharp’, b-flat’, and c”), mounted on posts with SATK.

    Inscription

    Stamped on barrel: LOW PITCH / MADE IN FRANCE; stamped on bodyjoint: [maker's mark] / JEAN MARTI[N] / PARIS / [maker's monogram]; incised on inside of headcap: g (or 9 ?)

    Provenance

    1984, sold by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

    Credit Line

    Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 29.9 cm (11 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1984.304

    Medium or Technique

    Rosewood, ivory, nickel silver

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  • Fife

    about 1800
    Valentine Metzler (English, died in 1833 English)

    Object Place: London, England

    Description

    In B-flat. Cylindrical bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Brass ferrules. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Circular embouchure. Six fingerholes.

    Inscription

    Stamped on body: [in scroll: V. METZLER LO[N]DO[N]] / C

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1860

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, brass

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  • Fife

    about 1800

    Object Place: United States

    Description

    In A. Cylindrical bore. Varnished maple. Brass ferrules. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Circular embouchure with bone or ivory inset. Six finger holes. Tin clip-on mouthpiece.

    Provenance

    By 1981, sold by source unidentified at a flea market to Stanley A. Olpp, North Andover, Massachusetts; 1981, sold by Olpp to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 16, 1981)

    Credit Line

    The Emily L. Ainsley Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 41.6 cm (16 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.316

    Medium or Technique

    Maple, brass, ivory, tin

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  • Fife

    about 1820
    Distributed by Klemm & Brothers (American, 1819–about 1880 American)

    Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    Description

    In B-flat. Cylindrical bore. Varnished fruitwood. Brass ferrules. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes.

    Inscription

    Stamped on body: KLEMM & BRO / PHILAD

    Provenance

    1975, gift of Andre Hebert, Boston, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 10, 1975)

    Credit Line

    H. E. Bolles Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 37.1 cm (14 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1975.368

    Medium or Technique

    Fruitwood, brass

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  • Fife

    about 1870
    George Cloos (American, about 1836–1910 American)

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

    Description

    In B-flat. Cylindrical bore. Varnished rosewood. Nickel silver ferrules with two concentric engraved lines. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes.

    Inscription

    Stamped: [maker's monogram] / CROSBY

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Source unidentified

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 39.6 cm (15 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.393

    Medium or Technique

    Rosewood, nickel silver

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  • Fife

    1850–75

    Object Place: United States

    Description

    In D-sharp. Cylindrical bore. Varnished rosewood. Brass ferrules with three concentric engraved lines. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes.

    Provenance

    About 1976, sold by Frederick M. Morin, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 18, 1981)

    Credit Line

    Source unidentified

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 36.7 cm (14 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.392

    Medium or Technique

    Rosewood, brass

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  • Fife

    1850–1900

    Object Place: United States

    Description

    In C. Cylindrical bore. Varnished blackwood. Nickel silver ferrules with two concentric engraved lines. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes.

    Provenance

    Likely before 1937, Charles A. Hetzler, Shelby, Ohio; by 1989, by descent to his granddaughter, Mrs. Richard Humphreys Campbell, Sidney, Ohio; 1989, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 27, 1989)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Humphreys Campbell

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 37.8 cm (14 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1989.271

    Medium or Technique

    Ebony, nickel silver

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  • Fife

    late 19th century

    Object Place: England

    Description

    In B-flat. Cylindrical bore. Boxwood, stained dark brown. Brass ferrules. Made in two parts: headjoint and bodyjoint, with largest diameter at embouchure. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes.

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: C

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 35.6 cm (14 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1863

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, brass

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  • Walking-stick flute

    about 1840
    Ludwig Embach & Co. (Netherlandish, about 1810–1844 Netherlandish)

    Object Place: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood carved and incised in imitation of bamboo. Ivory headcap and brass ferrules. Made in three parts in the form of a walking stick: headjoint, bodyjoint, and walking-stick extension. Brass liner in headjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes and two vent-holes. Four keys (d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’ and b-flat’) of boxwood, mounted in slots and shaped to match contours of body, with SATW (?).

    Inscription

    Stamped on body: L. EMBACH & CO. / AMSTERDAM

    Provenance

    November 22, 1989, likely sold by Sotheby's London, lot 75. By 1994, Wurlitzer-Bruck, New York; 1994, sold by Wurlitzer-Bruck to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 1994)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Gertrude T. Taft by exchange and William Lindsey Fund, by exchange

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 92.2 cm (36 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1994.4

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

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  • Walking-stick fife

    late 19th century

    Object Place: England

    Description

    In B-flat. Conoidal bore. Maple, stained dark brown. Made in three parts in the form of a walking stick with an ellipsoidal head: Brass tips. Elliptical embouchure, six finger-holes, and two vent-holes.

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 90 cm (35 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1864

    Medium or Technique

    Maple, brass

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  • Tenor flute (after early 17th-century Flemish type)

    late 19th century
    Probably by Francis William Galpin (English, 1858–1945)

    Object Place: England

    Description

    Cylindrical bore. Cylindrical tube of pearwood. Circular embouchure and six finger-holes. Cork inserted close to the embouchure.

    Provenance

    Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Copyright

    Reproduced with permission.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 68.5 cm (26 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1845

    Medium or Technique

    Pearwood

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  • Flute (after Chevalier)

    1959
    Friedrich von Huene (American, born in 1929 American)

    Object Place: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint and bodyjoint: [maker's monogram] / FRIEDRICH VON HUENE / BOSTON / 17; stamped on footjoint: [maker's monogram] / FRIEDRICH VON HUENE / 17

    Provenance

    1959, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1981)

    Credit Line

    Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

    Copyright

    Reproduced with permission.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 65 cm (25 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    59.1107

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

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  • Tenor flute (after Renaissance type)

    1964
    Friedrich von Huene (American, born in 1929 American)

    Object Place: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Stamped on both joints: [maker's monogram] / FRIEDRICH VON HUENE / BOSTON / 378

    Provenance

    1964, sold by maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1981)

    Credit Line

    William Lindsey Fund

    Copyright

    Reproduced with permission.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 61.6 cm (24 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.2374

    Medium or Technique

    Rosewood

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  • Soprano flute (after Renaissance type)

    1965
    Friedrich von Huene (American, born in 1929 American)

    Object Place: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

    Description

    Provenance

    1965, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1981)

    Credit Line

    William Lindsey Fund

    Copyright

    Reproduced with permission.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 31.4 cm (12 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    65.2681

    Medium or Technique

    Rosewood

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  • Treble flute (after Renaissance type)

    1965
    Friedrich von Huene (American, born in 1929 American)

    Object Place: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Stamped on headjoint: [maker's monogram] / F. VON HUENE / BOSTON; stamped just above tenon: 461; stamped on body section: 461 / [maker's monogram] / F. VON HUENE / BOSTON

    Provenance

    1965, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1981)

    Credit Line

    William Lindsey Fund

    Copyright

    Reproduced with permission.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 44.9 cm (17 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    65.2680

    Medium or Technique

    Rosewood

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  • Bass flute (after Renaissance type)

    1965
    Friedrich von Huene (American, born in 1929 American)

    Object Place: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Stamped on both joints: [maker's monogram] / FRIEDRICH VON HUENE / BOSTON / 517

    Provenance

    1965, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1981)

    Credit Line

    William Lindsey Fund

    Copyright

    Reproduced with permission.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 89.1 cm (35 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    65.2679

    Medium or Technique

    Boxwood

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  • Flute (after Theobold Boehm)

    1975
    Brannen Brothers (American, 20th century)

    Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Engraved on ferrule of bodyjoint: [BB monogram surrounded by: / BRANNEN BROTHERS / BOSTON / 6]

    Provenance

    1975, sold by the maker to Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina; 1984, gift of Higbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 16, 1985)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. Dale Higbee

    Copyright

    Reproduced with permission.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 67.4 cm (26 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1984.914

    Medium or Technique

    Grenadilla, silver

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