421.221.12 Open flutes with internal duct with fingerholes

Treble recorder in three joints, octagonally shaped. Carved ivory with engraved and blackened inscription on the head joint. In addition to its role as the soprano voice of the consort, the treble recorder was very popular as a solo instrument. Surviving music and treatises attest to a flourishing virtuoso performance tradition which still attracts performers and audiences today. The octagonal shape and superb decoration of this ivory recorder amply validates Anciuti’s reputation as one of the most skilled wind instrument makers of his time.
V&A object number: 7469-1861.

In addition to its role as the soprano voice of the consort, the treble recorder was very popular as a solo instrument. Surviving music and treatises attest to a flourishing virtuoso performance tradition which still attracts performers and audiences today. The octagonal shape and superb decoration of this ivory recorder amply validates Anciuti’s reputation as one of the most skilled wind instrument makers of his time.

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