Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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piccolo in D
  • Country Unknown
  • piccolo in D, mid 1800s
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom or United States
  • granadilla wood, nickel silver, metal, cork, staining, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 30 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 11 13/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0103.a-d

Flute in four parts, carved from dark brown wood. There are six 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 the breath hole and a metal tube to insert into part c. Part c has a thin silver band at one end and a metal tube inside, but no finger holes or keys. Part d has all six silver keys and all six finger holes. One end is capped in silver and the other has a thin cork band.