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Transverse Flute

Transverse flute of rosewood, in four joints, with ivory ferrules and six silver keys.

  • Date:
    second half 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:Rosewood;Plant;Silver;Metal;Ivory;Tooth;Animal
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  • Inscriptions:[eagle] F.G.A. KIRST POTSDAM [on foot] F.G.A. KIRST [on other joints, with '2' on upper body]
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  • Repository:Bate Collection, Oxford
  • Measurements:Max L = 685 mm Max Diam [head] = 26 mm