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A vertical flute in A-flat. Lowest tone is a'. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished yellow-brown; ivory mouthpiece and conoidal finger-guides. Made in three parts: a cap with mouthpiece, head joint with a fipple, flue, and lip, and body-joint. Seven finger-holes in the front, thumb-hole in the...

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Stamped on body: T. Prowse. / Hanway Street / London


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 1840

Object Place

London, England


Length 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones