DCM 0997: Augustin Grenser I; Jeremias Schlegel Flute in C
- Upscale 2x2272x11936
"Germany" stamped in English on the upper joint further confuses the identity. Possibly it pertains to the 1890 tariff mentioned in DCM 996, although that customs law does not apply to antiques.
Instrument type: Flute in C
Medium: Boxwood, lightly stained, ivory cap (including boxwood and ivory cork-setting mechanism), ivory ferrules.; 60.4 cm.
Key Holes System: 1 key, flat square flap (crudely cut and not original).
Mark Maximum: (Saxon swords) / A. GRENSER / ** // (fleur-de-lis) / SCHLEGEL /
Mark Additional: Grenser mark on head. Schlegel marks on lower body and foot are surrounded by decorative alignment marks. Upper joint, same, with "GERMANY"
Condition: Lower body joint socket cracked.
Provenance: Zimmermann & Co., Markneukirchen, Germany, through Harry V. Baxter (of Baxter-Northup Co., Los Angeles) and Gebrüder Mönnig, Markneukirchen, Germany, 27 Sept. 1930.