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Alto flute in G (flauto di voce)

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In G. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoint, and footjoint. Headjoint made from block of oval cross-section, with two parallel bores connected by a passage and covered by oval ivory plate with cork stopper. Ivory...

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Stamped on headjoint: [royal arms] / WIGLEY & MCGREGOR / PATENTEES / 151 STRAND / LONDON / 7; stamped on upper bodyjoint: [royal arms] / PATENTEES / WIGLEY / & / MCGREGOR / PATENTEES; stamped on lower bodyjoint: WIGLEY / & / MCGREGOR / PATENTEES; stamped on footjoint: [royal arms] / WIGLEY / & / MCGREGOR / PATENTEES / LONDON; engraved on cap: Benjn. Rotch Junr. / Castle Hall / June 1811


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


Object Place

London, England


Length 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, silver-plated brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones