421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes

Flute. African blackwood (grenadilla) body with nickel silver-plated keys, ferrules and tenon sleeves. Keys are block and pillar mounted with circular flaps and fish skin pads. Two joints: head and body. Tenon lapped with cork set in metal sleeve. Head joint stamped: RUDALL/CARTE & Co./LONDON; Body joint stamped: RUDALL/CARTE & Co./23 BERNERS STREET/OXFORD STREET/LONDON/1349; A crown emblem appears above both inscriptions.

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