Flute

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


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 59.4 cm (23 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.550

Medium or Technique

Fruitwood, ivory, silver, pewter

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

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