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In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Six interchangeable upper bodyjoints. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Four square keys (Young type F) of silver (d-sharp', f', g-sharp', and...

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Inscription

Stamped on all joints: [unicorn] / G. MILLER / LONDON / O

Provenance

By 1981, Homer R. Vine, Westminster, Massachusetts, who apparently found the flute in a barn, Bradford, New York; 1981, sold by Vine to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 18, 1981)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

about 1785

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Length 63.3 cm (24 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.405

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones