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In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One square key (Young type F) of brass (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK.


Stamped on headjoint: [unicorn head] / C. GEROCK / 76 / BISHOPSGATE ST. / LONDON; stamped on all other joints: C. GEROCK / LONDON; incised on cap: L D [Lewis Davenport of Milton, Massachusetts] / [emblem]


Before 1980, Lewis Davenport, Milton, Massachusetts, who was the second owner of the flute, left it at a prior residence on Canton Avenue in Milton; by 1980, found by Mr. and Mrs. William Rust, Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the Canton Avenue home in Milton; 1980, gift of the Rusts to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 14, 1981)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Rust

about 1804–15

Object Place

London, England


Length 60.1 cm (23 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones