Claude Laurent (French, active 1805–1848)
Object Place: Paris, France
Length 61.6 cm (24 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Crystal glass, silver
Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)
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.
Engraved on silver ferrule on headjoint: C. LAURENT, A PARIS 1837. / PALAIS ROYAL No. 65. / Breveté
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)
Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund
Andantino & Allegro from Air D'Acteon, Variations for Flute, 1837...
Transcribed by Jean Louis Tulou (from Auber)
Performed by Peter H. Bloom