English flageolet, keyless

450,00 

Category Flageolets & recorders
Marks and inscriptions A crown
IMPROVED/FLAGEOLET/LONDON/G
Period 1830-1900
Place of origin England
Description Keyless English boxwood flageolet in G
Materials Boxwood , bone
Dimensions Total length 310 mm
Sounding length 200 mm
55 g
Condition Restored, fully functional
Price (€) €450.00
Ref 81

Description

English flageolet, keyless

An English  flageolet in G made of Boxwood in three parts and no keys. It has 6 tones-holes on the front and none on the back. The beak is crafted in bone and is wedge-shaped.

This instrument is rare in that it is keyless. A small crack was repaired and it was cleaned, polished and given new thread.

It plays quite nicely. During restoration, we noticed that a very small friend (probably a mouse) had taken quite a fancy to it and had gnawed and bit around some of the holes. As these toothmarks do not affect the playing of the instrument, rather than damage its surface, we decided to leave the marks as part of the instrument’s history.

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