421.121.12

Flute in D, dark hardwood, silver mounts, ivory bushed mouth hole with silver lip-plate. Eight silver keys (one missing), the foot keys plug-type, the remainder round and cupped, mounted in turned blocks, most (but not all) of the pivot blocks are metal-lined. Metal lined head and tuning slide. Movable cork-faced hardwood stopper. Sounding length (embouchure to foot) is 58.7 cm. Elaborately chased silver mounts. Recessing of the left-hand joint has been filled in by a wooden insert. No special treatment for right thumb, but right hand joint flatted at finger holes. Bore somewhat oval. The pivot block of the long F natural key is broken off (both sides), the key is missing, and the hole is plugged with sealing wax. The head has an old crack from end to end which has been pinned. Newer crack opening in socket. Stamped: T. Prowse Hanway Street, London, C. Nicholson's Improved.

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