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Bass flute in C

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In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, stained dark yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in six parts: headjoint of three pieces (two straight sections joined by U-shaped brass tube), upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes, those for e', g', a' and c-sharp'' stopped...

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Inscription

Stamped on barrel: [royal arms] / WIGLEY & MCGREGOR / PATENTEES / 101 STRAND / LONDON / 5; stamped on upper and lower bodyjoints: WIGLEY & MCGREGOR / PATENTEES / 5; stamped on footjoint: [royal arms] / WIGLEY & MCGREGOR / PATENTEES / LONDON / 5

Provenance

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

1811–16

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Length 87.2 cm (34 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1858

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones