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Flute (Boehm system)

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In C. Cylindrical bore. 14 kt yellow gold body and keys. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm-system Cooper-scale French model with open g-sharp' key, and low-b footjoint with "gizmo." Leather-covered hard-shell case with blue velvet lining...

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Inscription

Engraved on headjoint and footjoint: [triangular monogram with initials VQP]; engraved on bodyjoint: [triangular monogram with initials VQP] / VERNE Q. POWELL / BOSTON / 3910

Provenance

1972, sold by the maker to Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina; 1985, gift of Higbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Dale S. Higbee

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1972

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 71 cm (27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.931

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones