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Flageolet in C?

Date:
17th century
Geography:
Nürnberg?, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
ivory
Dimensions:
L. 6-3/8 in. (162 mm.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Whistle Flute-flageolet
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.915
Not on view
Flageolets are structured like recorders but built in small if not very small sizes and narrow bores. 17th-century pieces with a very narrow cylindrical bore, four front and two thumb holes, were often used help teaching birds to sing--canaries, nightingales, larches, etc.--but also to catch them. Opera composers called for them in garden and grove scenes.
Marking: M
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Count Eugene Henri-Joseph de Bricqueville
A Checklist of European & American Flageolets, Recorders, & Tabor Pipes. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 10.

A Checklist of Western European Flageolets, Recorders, and Tabor Pipes. 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1976, pg. 3.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 122.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 122.



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