Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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flute in D
  • England, United Kingdom
  • flute in D, circa 1835–1865
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • granadilla wood, nickel silver, cork, staining, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 67 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 26 3/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0101.a-e

Flute in five parts, carved from dark brown wood. There are eight nickel silver keys with cork pads, and six finger holes. Part a has a small silver cap, a wood core and a cylindrical cork and it inserts into part b. Part b has a wide silver band with the breath hole. Part c has a thin silver band at each end, but no finger holes or keys. Part d has three silver keys and three finger holes and each end is wrapped with black thread. Part e has five silver keys and three finger holes.