Flute (1832 Boehm system)

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


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 66.4 cm (26 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1989.204

Medium or Technique

Cocuswood, silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

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