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Alto flute in G

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In A (?). Conoidal bore. Varnished ebony. Ivory tips and headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. Four round keys of silver (d-sharp', f', g-sharp', and b-flat), with...

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Stamped on headjoint: WILLM.HENY / POTTER / IOHNSON'S COURT / FLEET STREET / LONDON; stamped on all other joints: WILLM.HENY / POTTER


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

about 1815

Object Place

London, England


Length 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blackwood, ivory, silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones