Height: 37.3 cm (14 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass, with wheel-engraved decoration
Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (Gallery 242)
A flute with a slender funnel bowl on a hollow inverted baluster stem set between collars on a folded conical foot. The bowl has a wheel-engraved decoration of a band of fruiting vine below which, on one side, a putto spins a peg-top on his finger, the reverse showing another putto wearing a rabbit skin and relieving himself.
2005, Mallett and Son, Ltd., London and New York; 2005, sold by Mallett to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 2005)
Russell B. and Andrée Beauchamp Stearns Fund, Dorothy-Lee Jones Fund and by exchange from a Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey Edward Wetzel