Flute

early 19th century


Object Place: Possibly Italy

Dimensions

Length 57.5 cm (22 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1847

Medium or Technique

Ivory, silver

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

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