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Transverse Flute

Transverse flute of ebony in four joints, with ivory ferrules and ivory tuning slide in the foot, with seven silver keys. The flute is fitted with a new head, with the original head displayed beside it.

  • Date:
    third quarter 18th century
  • Maker:
    Kirst, Friedrich Gabriel August [Person]
  • Collection:
    Bate Collection, Oxford
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  • Place of production:
    Germany, Potsdam
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  • Materials:Ebony;Wood;Plant;Ivory;Tooth;Animal;Silver;Metal
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  • Inscriptions:[eagle] F.G.A. KIRST POTSDAM [on foot] [eagle] F.G.A. KIRST [on other joints] ROBERT BIGIO LONDON [on new head]
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  • Repository:Bate Collection, Oxford
  • Measurements:Max L = 632 mm Max Diam [head] = 27 mm Max L [original head] = 235 mm