421.121.12-71 Open side-blown flute with fingerholes, with keys

Carte 1851 system flute. Index card reads: Flute in D. RUDALL, ROSE & CARTE/100 New Bond Street/London; From Mr. Harold Osborne, 90a St. Johns Wood, High Street, London N.W. 8 (gift). Marked "Council & Prize Medals" and "Boehm's Parabola, Carte's Mechanism". Below inscription – "T.W. (?). Carte's system of 1851. Cylinder bore. Open G sharp. Silver throughout. Raised mouth-hole cylinder decorated with two bands of acanthus design. In case: plate not inscribed. 1857-1871. In very good condition, but not in playing order, some pads not closing properly. Overall: 660 mm, s. to f., m.h. to f.: 597 mm; Bore: 19 mm

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