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This boxwood flute was made by Clementi & Conti, London, in the 18th Century. This flute is a four joints transverse flute, in which each joint is connecetd and decorated with (ivory) mounts. The single key and the cork with the embrochure from the foot of the flute are missing. The six finger also are located between the two centre joints. This instrument used to be played during the 19th century in the parish church at Wickham Market, in Suffolk.

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    18th century
  • Maker:
    Clementi & Co [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    Tullie House
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  • Place of production:
    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Period:18th century
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  • Repository:Tullie House