This ebony concert flute was made by Monzani, London, a renowned company of instruments makers in the 18th Century. There are four joints: the head, the upper centre and the lower centre are connected together and decorated with brass mounts. This concert flute hase seven keys, possibly made of brass. This example was donated with its original box. This concert flute once belonged to Robert Anderson, the "Cumberland Bard", who became well known in the late 18th Century for his songs and ballads, most of them composed to be sung to familar airs in a broad dialect. In his ballads Robert Anderson depicted the people of Carlisle in a friendly and humorous way, describing various aspects of their daily life with great fidelity.
Monzani & Co [Corporation]
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London (Timezone: Europe/London)