Flute

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


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 64.7 cm (25 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2004.480

Medium or Technique

Silver, cocuswood

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

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