Transverse Flute in D-flat

Date:
ca. 1840
Geography:
United Kingdom
Culture:
British
Medium:
Wood, silverplate
Dimensions:
L.: 65.5 cm (25--7/8 in.); Embouchure L.: 57.4 cm (22-5/8 in.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Blow Hole-side-blown flute (transverse)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.7.5a, b
Not on view
Marking: 1) (On leather-covered case) printed certificate of authenticity signed "Rudall Rose & Carte."

2) (on tuning cap) Rudall & Rose/Patentees [around Royal arms]

3) Rudall & Rose/No 1 Tavisstock Street/Covent Garden/London/5213 [last digit not clear]

4) (scratched on metal plaque on case) AHC [or] AHG
A Checklist of European & American Fifes, Piccolos, & Transverse Flutes. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 13.

A Checklist of Western European Fifes, Piccolos, and Transverse Flutes. 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1977, pg. 8.