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Double flageolet

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In ?. Conoidal bore. Boxwood with ivory tips and mouthpiece. Made in four principal parts; the cap, which serves as an air-chamber for both tubes; the lip-stock with a double-bore; two tubes of equal length. The lip-stock has two lips cut in it; each lip can be silenced by a cut-off shutter...

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Inscription

Stamped: [crown] / BAINBRIDGE / HOLBORN / HILL / LONDON / PATENT

Provenance

December 10, 1973, Christie's, London, lot 4, to Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York; 1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Gift of Robert B. Straus

about 1815

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Length 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1977.70

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones