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Leonard Bernstein to Marc Blitzstein, July 20, 1962

Leonard Bernstein to Marc Blitzstein, July 20, 1962

excerpt: "Am here Bay of Naples, en route to Monte Carlo & Spain, I think of you, S & V, being Jewish your Arabic [maid?]. I hope all continues to be as joyful as before."

Albrecht Dürer - Das Mannerbad (The Men's Bath)

Albrecht Dürer - Das Mannerbad (The Men's Bath)

German (artist nationality) painter and engraver (artist role) Recto: l. c.: (monogram) AD ; verso: (in pencil) u. l.: Clark's Dec 1937; l. l.: C575/687 [and] 00425830; l. r.: 10 1/4 x 14 3/8. (inscription) Wo... More

Circus Maximus, 16th century

Circus Maximus, 16th century

from a book by Onofrio Panvinio, historian and archeologist, 1529-1568, published posthumously (artist notes) Unknown (artist nationality) Recto: top edge: (beneath moat, in Latin) POMPAE · CIRCENSIS · A · PRIS... More

Natural Fools, from the Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian of Austria

Natural Fools, from the Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian of ...

German (artist nationality) painter and woodcut designer (artist role) Recto: (initials, on belt of third figure from left): H B ; verso: (in pencil) u. l.: Clark Aug 1936 / $21.00; l. l.: C575/695 (inscription... More

[ Landscape with Flute-playing Shepherd]

[ Landscape with Flute-playing Shepherd]

after a drawing by Tiziano Vecelli, called Titian, ca. 1488-1576 (artist notes) Flemish (artist nationality) painter and engraver (artist role) Titian, ca. 1488-1576 (original artist) Recto: (no inscription); V... More

Soo D'oude Songen Soo Pepen De Jongen (As the old sing, so the young twitter)

Soo D'oude Songen Soo Pepen De Jongen (As the old sing, so the young t...

after a painting by Jacob Jordaens, history and portrait painter, draughtsman, watercolorist, and engraver, 1593-1678 (artist notes) Dutch (artist nationality) engraver and publisher (artist role) Jordaens, Jac... More

The  Finding of Paris

The Finding of Paris

after a painted copy by David Teniers, the younger, painter and engraver, 1610-1690, of a lost painting by Giorgione, ca. 1477/78-1510 (artist notes) Dutch (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Giorgione,... More

Parmigianino - The Young and Elder Goatherd

Parmigianino - The Young and Elder Goatherd

after a drawing by Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, called Parmigianino, painter, draughtsman and etcher, 1503-1540 (artist notes) Flemish (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Parmigiani... More

DCM 0640: Anonymous, English Whistle

DCM 0640: Anonymous, English Whistle

DCM ledger: "Said by Fenton to be 'English 17th century'". Instrument type: Whistle Medium: 6.8 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Fipple block missing; closed at crown end with wooden plug. Provenance: Fen... More

Recorder Player 17th century

Recorder Player 17th century

after a painting by Dirck van Baburen, painter, ca. 1595-1624 (artist notes) Dutch (artist nationality) painter, draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Baburen, Dirck van, ca. 1595-1624 (original artist) Recto:... More

Mercurio sale in cielo per convocare gli Dei: Amorini nelle vele (Mercury ascends to the heavens to call together the gods: Cupids in the "sails")

Mercurio sale in cielo per convocare gli Dei: Amorini nelle vele (Merc...

after a fresco by Raphael Santi, or Sanzi or Sanzio, called Raphael or Raphael Urbinas, painter, draughtsman, sculptor and architect, 1483-1520 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) history painter, draugh... More

Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the Shepherds

after a painting by Jacob Jordaens, history and portrait painter, draughtsman, watercolorist, and engraver, 1593-1678 (artist notes) Dutch (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Jordaens, Jacob, 1593-1678 ... More

Les Danseurs à la flûte et au tambourin (Dancers with flute and tambourine)

Les Danseurs à la flûte et au tambourin (Dancers with flute and tambou...

after an etching by Jacques Callot, painter, draughtsman, etcher and engraver, 1592-1635 (artist notes) Unknown (artist nationality) Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635 (original artist) Recto: l. l.: (within image) 7 ;... More

Christoph Weigel - Der Pfeiffenmacher (The Wind Instrument Maker)

Christoph Weigel - Der Pfeiffenmacher (The Wind Instrument Maker)

possibly after a design by Caspar Luyken, or Luiken, engraver, 1672-1708 (artist notes) Austrian (artist nationality) engraver and print publisher (artist role) Recto: u. c.: Der Pfeiffenmacher / [another line ... More

Charles-Émile Jacque - Adriaen van Ostade - Le  Trio Flamand (The Flemish Trio)

Charles-Émile Jacque - Adriaen van Ostade - Le Trio Flamand (The Flem...

after a painting by Adriaen van Ostade, painter, draughtsman, watercolorist, etcher, 1610-1685 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) painter, etcher, illustrator (artist role) Ostade, Adriaen van, 1610-168... More

 Vuillaume violin : strung instrument, right f-hole
[ Vuillaume violin : strung scroll and pegbox, rear left]
[ Vuillaume violin : strung instrument, from end button]
[ Vuillaume violin : full strung instrument, back]
[ Vuillaume violin : back button]

[ Vuillaume violin : back button]

472_7277_RT8 (source note)

[ Vuillaume violin : front upper right corner]
[ Vuillaume violin : back lower left corner]
[ Vuillaume violin : strung scroll and pegbox, front right]
[ Vuillaume violin : strung instrument, left f-hole]
[ Vuillaume violin : strung scroll and pegbox, back right]
[ Vuillaume violin : front lower right corner]
[ Vuillaume violin : strung scroll and pegbox, front left]
[ Vuillaume violin : strung scroll and pegbox, right]
[ Vuillaume violin : right f-hole]

[ Vuillaume violin : right f-hole]

472_7312_RT8 (source note)

DCM 1474: Melody Flute Co. Transverse Flute in A-flat (B-flat)

DCM 1474: Melody Flute Co. Transverse Flute in A-flat (B-flat)

Marketed as the Melody flute for amateur and young student usage. Instrument type: Transverse Flute in A-flat (B-flat) Medium: Nickel plate over brass.; 39.3 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: No m... More

DCM 0181: Anonymous Piccolo in C

DCM 0181: Anonymous Piccolo in C

The amount of tubing beneath the C# tonehole is curiously short and would appear insufficient to produce a low C. Instrument type: Piccolo in C Medium: Grenadilla, nickel silver ferrules and end cap, metal-line... More

DCM 0762: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle

DCM 0762: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle

Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Mineral, possibly volcanic substance.; 12.5 cm. Key Holes System: 0/1 hole. See Physical Description. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 11 Jan. 1928.

DCM 0776: Anonymous, North American Indian (Yurok) Flute

DCM 0776: Anonymous, North American Indian (Yurok) Flute

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Yurok, California." In addition to what are obviously 3 fingerholes, there is located above, a lateral and indented hole which may be the embouchure if this were intended as a tran... More

DCM 0376: Fernand Chapelain & Cie. Flute in C

DCM 0376: Fernand Chapelain & Cie. Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, wood cap, nickel silver keys, ferrules, lined sockets and middle joint upper tenon.; 67.2 cm. Key Holes System: DCM ledger: "Tulou model." 12 keys, including a very c... More

DCM 0658: Johann Schell Treble (Alto) Recorder in F

DCM 0658: Johann Schell Treble (Alto) Recorder in F

Instrument type: Treble (Alto) Recorder in F Medium: Boxwood, stained brown.; 50.2 cm. Key Holes System: 1/7 holes. Mark Maximum: H. SCHELL (in scroll) / S / JS (decorative monogram) Mark Additional: Mark on h... More

DCM 1155: Jabez McCall Camp Flute in C

DCM 1155: Jabez McCall Camp Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, bone(?) cap and ferrules, brass key.; 60.8 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, square flap, pin in block. Lovely cut and fit key. Mark Maximum: J. M. CAMP / LITCHFIELD / C... More

DCM 0643: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flute in C

DCM 0643: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flute in C

Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute in C Medium: Steel body with unidentified metal (possibly pewter) mouthpiece, all painted black.; 35.5 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance... More

DCM 1348: Maker not identified, possibly Germanic Flute in C

DCM 1348: Maker not identified, possibly Germanic Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, ivory cap and ferrules, silver keys.; 60.5 cm. Key Holes System: 4 keys, square flat flaps, silver key saddles. Mark Maximum: 1803 / (flower? ) / (illegible) // (flow... More

DCM 1245: Anonymous Fife in A-flat

DCM 1245: Anonymous Fife in A-flat

Instrument type: Fife in A-flat Medium: Unidentified wood, possibly ebony. Aluminum vessel top or mechanical part serving as end cap. Nickel silver end ferrule at bottom.; 38.4 cm. Key Holes System: 2/6 holes.... More

DCM 0436: Anonymous Notched Flute

DCM 0436: Anonymous Notched Flute

See DCM 433. DCM ledger: "Flute was badly broken in the mail." Instrument type: Notched Flute Medium: Bamboo, thin-walled.; 65.4 cm. Key Holes System: 0/3 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Clarence Elk... More

Le  bon Monarque manquoit d'haleine (The good Monarch was short of breath)

Le bon Monarque manquoit d'haleine (The good Monarch was short of bre...

after a drawing by L. J. Lefebvre (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Lefebvre, L. J. (original artist) Recto: u. l.: (above border) Ch. IV. ; u. r.: (above border) Pag. 152. ; bot... More

DCM 0779: Euler Piccolo in C

DCM 0779: Euler Piccolo in C

Instrument type: Piccolo in C Medium: Rosewood(?), ivory head joint cap with metal cork-setting mechanism. Nickel silver keys and ferrules. Metal-lined tuning slide.; 31.5 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, round f... More

" Love stole the pipe of sleeping Pan and play'd / Then with his voice decoys the listening Swain."

" Love stole the pipe of sleeping Pan and play'd / Then with his voice...

after a drawing by Thomas Stothard, history painter, illustrator and designer, 1755-1834 (artist notes) British (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Stothard, Thomas, 1755-1834 (original artist) Recto: t... More

DCM 0419: Thibouville (Counterfeit?) Flute in C

DCM 0419: Thibouville (Counterfeit?) Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, brass key, ivory ferrules.; 61.9 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, square flat, articulated (pivot) flap, post and rod on a rectangular flange, recessed flush and applie... More

DCM 0611: Claude Laurent Flute in C

DCM 0611: Claude Laurent Flute in C

DCM ledger: "Each key has an AMETHYST or GARNETT [sic] as big as the key, mounted on the upper surfaces (only other specimen like this is in the Paris Conservatory Museum)....outer surface is cut in diamond-sha... More

DCM 1432: William R. Meinell Flute in C

DCM 1432: William R. Meinell Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Silver.; 65.8 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm system, closed G#, Briccialdi B-flat. Mark Maximum: Wm. R. Meinell (in banner surrounded by floral designs) / NEW YORK Mark Additio... More

DCM 1442: Anonymous, Japanese Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 1442: Anonymous, Japanese Vertical Whistle Flute

Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute Medium: Bamboo.; 29.9 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Additional: In pencil: HOWY Provenance: Source not known.

DCM 0527: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 0527: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flute

For its length, the 5 fingerholes are unusually high. Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute Medium: Soft wood, brass mouthpipe, thong.; 65.3 cm. Key Holes System: 0/5 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance... More

DCM 0112: Joseph Wallis Flute in C

DCM 0112: Joseph Wallis Flute in C

Vertically blown, having a small head joint, with an integral embouchure plate turned 90 degrees (perpendicular) to the body tube, and incorporating a tuning slide (3.74 cm.). Similar to the Giorgi flute, the p... More

DCM 0350: Astor Flute in C

DCM 0350: Astor Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory cap and ferrules, silver key.; 59.4 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, square flat flap. Mark Maximum: GxASTOR & C° Mark Additional: Mark on all sections. Cap with ... More

DCM 1510: Anonymous, likely American Piccolo in C

DCM 1510: Anonymous, likely American Piccolo in C

Instrument type: Piccolo in C Medium: Boxwood, stained dark brown, brass key.; 31.15 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, round flap, pin in block. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Head cracked at socket. Provenance:... More

DCM 0477: Otto Mönnig Flute in C

DCM 0477: Otto Mönnig Flute in C

With wood crutch. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Grenadilla, nickel silver with silver plate keys, ferrules, ribs, metal-lined sockets and metal upper tenon body joint.; 67.1 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm s... More

DCM 1376: Johann Andreas Mollenhauer Flute in C

DCM 1376: Johann Andreas Mollenhauer Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, silver keys, ferrules, and plaque.; 65.4 cm. Key Holes System: 10 keys, round flat flap, post and rod. Mark Maximum: Mollenhauer. / Fulda (cursive) / (two 6-pointed s... More

DCM 1496: Anonymous Piccolo

DCM 1496: Anonymous Piccolo

Instrument type: Piccolo Medium: Cocus, nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 30 cm. (as is) Key Holes System: 6 keys, post and rod. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Missing the head joint cap and cork-setting m... More

DCM 1366: Anonymous, Chinese Di (Transverse Flute)

DCM 1366: Anonymous, Chinese Di (Transverse Flute)

Instrument type: Di (Transverse Flute) Medium: Cane, with brown painted rings.; 51.1 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes plus membrane hole plus 2 tassel holes plus 2 vent holes. Mark Maximum: Inscription in Chine... More

DCM 1513: Anonymous, Chinese Di (Transverse Flute)

DCM 1513: Anonymous, Chinese Di (Transverse Flute)

Instrument type: Di (Transverse Flute) Medium: Bamboo, lacquered black, bone ferrules, and with green, white, and pink design.; 59.2 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes, plus membrane hole, 2 tassel holes, plus 2 ... More

DCM 0897: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0897: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute ...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Winnebago." The seam on each side is sealed with a glued-on strip of linen. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Soft wood, stained clay red and decorat... More

DCM 1530: Anonymous, Japanese Seiteki or Minteki (Transverse Flute)

DCM 1530: Anonymous, Japanese Seiteki or Minteki (Transverse Flute)

Instrument type: Seiteki or Minteki (Transverse Flute) Medium: Mottled bamboo, lacquered red inside, tapered wooden end pieces stained brown. Bone ferrules.; 46.25 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes plus membrane... More

DCM 0404: Thomas Prowse Flute in C

DCM 0404: Thomas Prowse Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, brass keys.; 60.25 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, square flap, pin in block. Mark Maximum: T. Prowse, / Hanway Street, / London. (cursive) Mark Additional: Mark on he... More

DCM 1135: Thomas Prowse Flute in C

DCM 1135: Thomas Prowse Flute in C

Right hand joint has a slight flattened section cut along the fingerhole area. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus(?), silver lip plate, keys, silver ferrules over ivory, mother-of-pearl bushing at embouc... More

John Goldar - The Country Choristers

John Goldar - The Country Choristers

after John Collet, landscapist and caricaturist, 1725-1780 (artist notes) British (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Collet, John, 1725-1780 (original artist) Recto: l. l.: (just beneath image) J. Coll... More

DCM 0454: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flutes

DCM 0454: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flutes

According to DCM ledger, he understood these to be Nose Flutes, to be played together in unison, one in each nostril, and he therefore suspected that only the upper 4 of 5 lateral holes would be covered. Howeve... More

DCM 1316: L'Instrument de Musique pour Tous Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 1316: L'Instrument de Musique pour Tous Vertical Whistle Flute

Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute Medium: Metal, with plastic fipple section.; 31.85 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: BTE S.G.D.G. / IMT (monogram) / PARIS Provenance: Pierre Schneider, Par... More

DCM 1485: The Armstrong Co. Flute in C

DCM 1485: The Armstrong Co. Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Silver-plate.; 71.4 cm. Key Holes System: All open standing keys, to low B, with three trill keys near head joint. Murray System prototype. Mark Maximum: PROTOTYPE 1 // W. T... More

DCM 0194: A. Collard & Co. Flute in C

DCM 0194: A. Collard & Co. Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebonite, silver keys and ferrules.; 66.3 cm. Key Holes System: Carte's 1867 patent (see DCM 14) with Collard's modifications, British patent no. 4661, 1885. Cylindrical. Thi... More

Flötten, Hautbois, Flachinett, Fagot, und Clarinett (Flutes, Oboe, Flageolet, Bassoon, and Clarinet)

Flötten, Hautbois, Flachinett, Fagot, und Clarinett (Flutes, Oboe, Fla...

German (artist nationality) engraver and publisher (artist role) Recto: l. l.: (at bottom edge of image) Cum Priv. S. C. Majest.; l. r.: Martin Engelbrecht fec: et exc. A.V.; l. c.: (title, above text in old Ge... More

DCM 0037: Firth, Son & Co. Fife in A-flat (B-flat)

DCM 0037: Firth, Son & Co. Fife in A-flat (B-flat)

Instrument type: Fife in A-flat (B-flat) Medium: Cocus, brass end ferrules.; 42.5 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: FIRTH, SON & C° / NEW_YORK. / B Case: Case. Provenance: Estate of Joseph Fischer... More

DCM 0302: Anonymous Piccolo in D-flat

DCM 0302: Anonymous Piccolo in D-flat

Instrument type: Piccolo in D-flat Medium: Rosewood(?), nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 29.2 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, post and rod, modern key cup. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Baxter-Northup Co., ... More

DCM 0777: Anonymous, North American Indian (Southern Arapahoe) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0777: Anonymous, North American Indian (Southern Arapahoe) Courtin...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Southern Arapahoe, Oklahoma." Tube decorated with blue paint at end, plus red paint inside, and over the 3 cord bindings. Flue cover painted blue with black beak and red cone or he... More

DCM 0243: John Spear, North American Indian (Winnebago) Whistle

DCM 0243: John Spear, North American Indian (Winnebago) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Winnebago Tribe." [and] "Made of cane with a knot at sound hole. Thong holding paper for upper lip...used with Winnebago war bundles and in winterfeasts." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Cane, tho... More

DCM 0709: Anonymous Pibcorn (Reed-Blown Pipe)

DCM 0709: Anonymous Pibcorn (Reed-Blown Pipe)

DCM ledger: "Exotic Pipe - Arabia." Instrument type: Pibcorn (Reed-Blown Pipe) Medium: Bamboo, with animal horn bell.; 17.2 cm. (pipe), 8.8 cm (bell). Key Holes System: 1/6 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condit... More

DCM 0801: Jeremias Schlegel Flute in C

DCM 0801: Jeremias Schlegel Flute in C

The head and foot joint have stamped near their socket ferrules a figure "7" and all 4 body joints have the same figure 7 stamped at both ends. These appear to be guide marks for the player (perhaps for the ama... More

DCM 1602: Anonymous Piccolo in E-flat (Body Joints only)

DCM 1602: Anonymous Piccolo in E-flat (Body Joints only)

An unusual piccolo originally in 4 joints although the head joint is missing. The upper body joint is marked "3" indicating there may have been interchangeable upper joints. Instrument type: Piccolo in E-flat (... More

DCM 1173: Luigi Vanotti Flute in C

DCM 1173: Luigi Vanotti Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, silver plate keys and ferrules.; 71.9 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm system, to low B with touchpiece for either finger plus alternate D# (which requires rotating foot j... More

DCM 1663: M. Sutter Flute in C

DCM 1663: M. Sutter Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, silver key, ivory and bone ferrules.; 61 cm. (with joint no. 2); 22.8 cm., 20.5 cm., 19.6 cm. (now. 1, 3, 4). Key Holes System: 1 key, square flap, pin in block. Ma... More

DCM 0167: Anonymous, Japanese Shakuhachi (Notched Flute)

DCM 0167: Anonymous, Japanese Shakuhachi (Notched Flute)

Bound with black lacquered string between front holes 1 and 2. Instrument type: Shakuhachi (Notched Flute) Medium: Bamboo, lacquered red inside, black horn uta-guchi, bound with black lacquered string.; 54.5 c... More

DCM 1677: Henry Potter Piccolo in E-flat

DCM 1677: Henry Potter Piccolo in E-flat

Instrument type: Piccolo in E-flat Medium: Cocus, nickel silver keys (bushed) and ferrules.; 25.6 cm. (as is) Key Holes System: 5 keys, modern style key cups, pin in block. Mark Maximum: (unicorn head) / HY. P... More

DCM 0650: I. G. Helt Flute in C

DCM 0650: I. G. Helt Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory cap and ferrules, brass key.; 58.7 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, square flap. Pin in block. Mark Maximum: (spread eagle) / I. G. HELT (on scroll) Mark Addition... More

DCM 0277: Rudall Carte & Co. Flute in C

DCM 0277: Rudall Carte & Co. Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, silver plate keys and ferrules, metal-lined head and sockets.; 65.3 cm. Key Holes System: Old system, cylindrical. Standard 8-keyed model to low C, plus all principal... More

DCM 0842: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Vertical Whistle Flute (Courting Flute)

DCM 0842: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Vertical Whistl...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Winnebago." The simple carved oak flue cover is attached with string, although very likely originally attached with leather thong. Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute (Courtin... More

DCM 0489: Anonymous Zummara (Double Pipe, Single Reeds)

DCM 0489: Anonymous Zummara (Double Pipe, Single Reeds)

Instrument type: Zummara (Double Pipe, Single Reeds) Medium: Bamboo, bound with string.; 19.85 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Missing both upper shank and reed sections. Pro... More

DCM 1446: Anonymous Dvoynice

DCM 1446: Anonymous Dvoynice

Instrument type: Dvoynice Medium: Unidentified hard wood with low relief carving, geometric forms, stained light brown.; 30.8 cm. Key Holes System: Right pipe: 0/4 holes; left: 0/3 holes. Mark Maximum: Stamped... More

DCM 0754: Anonymous, North American Indian Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 0754: Anonymous, North American Indian Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute Medium: Bone.; 20.5 cm. Key Holes System: 0/3 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 30... More

DCM 0677: Auguste Buffet, jeune Piccolo in C

DCM 0677: Auguste Buffet, jeune Piccolo in C

According to DCM ledger, this instrument was gilded at some point or at least appeared to be gilded when received by DCM. Instrument type: Piccolo in C Medium: Brass, cocus and metal cork-setting mechanism and ... More

Le  Fluteur (The Flutist)

Le Fluteur (The Flutist)

after a painting by Alexis Grimou, painter, 1678-1733 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Grimou, Alexis, 1678-1733 (original artist) Recto: l. l.: (just beneath image) Peint par G... More

DCM 0451: G. Peachey Flute in C

DCM 0451: G. Peachey Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Figured boxwood, ivory head cap and cork-setting mechanism and ferrules, silver keys, brass-lined head.; 65.3 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, saltspoon, except low C#, C, with... More

DCM 0402: Joseph Wallis Piccolo in C

DCM 0402: Joseph Wallis Piccolo in C

DCM ledger: "The head is of same model as for the Giorgi flute [see 112]. The body of the piccolo is of the same pattern as ordinary 6-keyed instrument, except that the D# and short F keys are bent to conform t... More

DCM 0367a: Anonymous Panpipes

DCM 0367a: Anonymous Panpipes

See DCM 366, Notes. DCM ledger: "These instruments [367a-b] play the principal melody, not in unison, but in thirds. The two lower tones are often omitted in instruments for this part. The highest tones are dif... More

DCM 0042: Johann Gottfried Liebel Oboe in C

DCM 0042: Johann Gottfried Liebel Oboe in C

Instrument type: Oboe in C Medium: Boxwood, brass keys.; 56 cm., 57.1 cm. Key Holes System: 3 keys, octagonal flat flaps, standard double touch for low C, pin in block. Mark Maximum: (crown) / (Maltese cross) ... More

DCM 0584: Johann Tobias Uhlmann Flute in A-flat

DCM 0584: Johann Tobias Uhlmann Flute in A-flat

Possibly an export instrument made for English flute band usage. Instrument type: Flute in A-flat Medium: Curly boxwood, nickel silver keys, ferrules, and key block linings.; 87.1 cm. Key Holes System: 12 keys... More

DCM 0400: Scherer Flute in C

DCM 0400: Scherer Flute in C

With 2 corps de rechange although it may have had more. The head joint is unique in that the socket is a separate threaded part, the tenon for it being on the main body part. The head joint cap, if original, is... More

DCM 0337: William Henry Potter Flute in C

DCM 0337: William Henry Potter Flute in C

This instrument probably had 3 corps de rechange. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, silver keys, ivory ferrules and cork-setting mechanism, metal-lined head.; 66.65 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, pew... More

DCM 0282: Anonymous Nay (End-blown Flute)

DCM 0282: Anonymous Nay (End-blown Flute)

Instrument type: Nay (End-blown Flute) Medium: Bamboo, incised with carved leaf, floral, and exotic animal design.; 59 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Harold Reeves, London,... More

DCM 0278: John J. Rickers (See Notes.) Flute in E-flat

DCM 0278: John J. Rickers (See Notes.) Flute in E-flat

Rickers listed in Langwill as ?Dealer. Instrument likely by English maker. Instrument type: Flute in E-flat Medium: Boxwood, bone cap and ferrules, brass keys.; 51.85 cm. Key Holes System: 4 keys, square flaps... More

DCM 0316: Jabez McCall Camp Flute in C

DCM 0316: Jabez McCall Camp Flute in C

The head joint is missing its ivory end cap, and the present cork indicates that it included a threaded cork-setting mechanism. The head joint is entirely metal-lined, including a tuning slide. Instrument type:... More

DCM 0599: Key Flute in C (Fragment)

DCM 0599: Key Flute in C (Fragment)

Instrument type: Flute in C (Fragment) Medium: Boxwood, silver keys, ivory ferrules.; 46.6 cm. (as is) Key Holes System: Originally 8-keyed flute. Later, RH B-flat lever added (now missing) incorporating separ... More

DCM 1326: Anonymous, English or American Fife in B-flat (Fife in C)

DCM 1326: Anonymous, English or American Fife in B-flat (Fife in C)

Instrument type: Fife in B-flat (Fife in C) Medium: Unidentified wood, dark stain with dark pigment varnish, brass end ferrules.; 36.9 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: R. S. ... More

DCM 0401: Boie Flute in C

DCM 0401: Boie Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony(?), ivory end cap and ferrules, silver keys.; 62.7 cm. Key Holes System: 4 keys, square flat flaps, pin in block. Mark Maximum: (fleur-de-lis) / F · BOIE / GÖTTINGEN /... More

DCM 1393: Anonymous, South American Indian Bird Whistle (Transverse)

DCM 1393: Anonymous, South American Indian Bird Whistle (Transverse)

DCM ledger: "Amazon Jungle Indians, South America." One end closed by natural septum, the other end stopped with a "plug" of grass. Instrument type: Bird Whistle (Transverse) Medium: Bamboo.; 12.5 cm. Provenan... More

DCM 0630: Anonymous, Arabic(?) End-blown Flute

DCM 0630: Anonymous, Arabic(?) End-blown Flute

At each end of the closely spaced septa, there is turned or hand-filed an approximately 5 mm. wide channel which is then decorated with a winding of silver or metal wire. The upper end likely had either an adde... More

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