DCM 0479: V. Kohlert's Söhne One-Handed Flute in C, for the left hand
See DCM 478. This is made in reverse for a performer missing the right hand and/or arm.
Instrument type: One-Handed Flute in C, for the left hand
Medium: Grenadilla(?), nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 67.55 cm.
Key Holes System: Boehm system, cylindrical bore, open G#, foot to C.
Mark Maximum: (Hapsburg eagle) / V. KOHLERT / SÖHNE / GRASLITZ / WIEN, PARIS, CHICAGO / C (within circles designating exhibition awards and cities)
Mark Additional: Mark on body. Mark on head: (eagle) / V. KOHLERT / SÖHNE / GRASLITZ / C
Condition: Head joint cracked.
Provenance: G. Meriggioli, Milan, 1 June 1925.
The Dayton C. Miller collection in the Library of Congress, contains nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments, statuary, iconography, books, music, trade catalogs, tutors, patents, and other materials mostly related to the flute. It includes both Western and non-Western examples of flutes from around the world, with at least 460 European and American instrument makers represented. Items in the collection date from the 16th to the 20th century.