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flute in D
  • Golding and Company
  • flute in D, circa 1810
  • Where object was made: London, England, United Kingdom
  • ivory, metal, string, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 66 x 3.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 26 x 1 3/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0433.a-d
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Ivory flute in four parts.

2011.0433.a: cylindrical mouthpiece with a bulbous expansion near end. Windhole near one end, and silver colored metal band near other end.

2011.0433.b: cylindrical piece with three finger holes and two metal keys.
"Male" element at either end for insertion into parts a and c. One is wrapped with black string, the other with red.

2011.0433.c: cylindrical piece with bulbous expansion at proximal end and "male" element at distal end, wrapped with red string. Three fingerholes and one metal key.

2011.0433.d: end piece with a raised rounded ridge and two bars. Three metal keys.