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Transverse Flute

Friedrich Gabriel August Kirst (German, Dresden ca. 1750–1806 Berlin)
ca. 1795
Potsdam, Germany
Boxwood, silver, ivory
L. 63.7 cm (25 3/32 in.) with joint 3 and D-foot
Aerophone-Blow Hole-side-blown flute (transverse)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Robert Alonzo Lehman Bequest, 2005
Accession Number:
Not on view
Kirst was one of the foremost German flute makers of his generation. The instrument comes with four exchangeable upper-middle sections to tune the flute in different pitches, and an additional C-foot for the notes c-sharp and c.
Marking: Stamped at all the joints F.G.A. KIRST/POTSDAM; surmounted with the device of a Prussian eagle.

Four corps de rechange stamped 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
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