Stephan Koch, Vienna around 1820Important Walking Stick Recorder by Stephan Koch from the 1820s in nearly in perfect condition except for some small scratches and dings, bearing the original stamp twice: S. Very good playing condition, 3 original bone rings, solid silver key, original brass cover at the end of the recorder, the bottom part is slightly bent, total length 85.1 cm, diameter at the top 3.7 cm. Measurements: - total length 61 cm - middle of the embouchure to the end 53.8 cm - length of head 22.5 cm - embouchure 0.9 cm. Measurements: - total length: 62 cm, 61.5 cm, 61.2 cm - middle of the embouchure to the end: 54.5 cm, 54.1 cm, 53.7 cm - length of head 22.5 cm - embouchure 1 cm Bonneville: Paris - France around 1890A good all original solid silver Boehm system flute from the 1890s, stamped on the body and head: initials, A TE, Bonneville, Paris, 5114.
Boehm's Parabola flutes are very unusual, and not easy to get.
Measurements: - total length 66 cm - middle of the embouchure to the end 60 cm - embouchure 1.2 cm - length of head joint 20.6 cm Th.
Boehm & Mendler, Munich An all original solid silver flute in very good condition, stamped: Th. Seamed tube, solid gold lip plate, old pads but in reasonable condition, total length 63.4 cm, length from middle of embouchure to end 59.3 cm, total length of the head 20.8 cm, middle of embouchure to end of head 16.7 cm, embouchure 1.2 cm. Theobald Boehm (1794-1881), a Bavarian goldsmith, flutist, composer, and industrialist, invented this type of flute that became the basis for the modern instrument a little more than a century and a half ago.
Boehm manufactured his new flutes at first himself, but later in partnership with Carl Mendler, one of his best workmen, who continued the firm after Boehm's death in 1881.
6 silver pewter plug keys to C#, original finish, sounding length - 594 mm, a particularly nice Potter Sr. Christopher Gerock: London around 1810A good all original 1 keyed bone mounted boxwood flute bearing the original stamp on all four joints: C. ASTOR & Co., LONDON, also stamped on the head joint: 79 CORNHILL, LONDON. Nice big, fat flute, good bone rings, unrepaired hairline crack in the headjoint (6 cm), brass key with missing spoon, broken spring.
Original left-handed configuration, plays very easily with a very centered tone at A=450, 4 silver salt-spoon keys and the C & C# with pewter plugs in excellent condition, no cracks, excellent bone mounts, sounding length - 59.2 cm, the barrel is unstamped but likely original. Measurements: - total length 60.5 cm - middle of the embouchure to the end 53.3 cm - length of head 23 cm - embouchure 1 cm Anonymous, English around 1800Early 19th century English 5 keyed bone mounted ebony flute with rare low C# key.
Measurements: - total length 65.2 cm - middle of the embouchure to the end 59 cm - embouchure 1.2 cm - length of head joint 20.9 cm. Measurements: - total length 68 cm - middle of the embouchure to the end 59.5 cm - length of head 22 cm - embouchure 1 cm.
Monzani & CO: London - England around 1816A very attractive 7 keyed ring boxwood flute bearing the maker's stamp on every joint: a "Crown", Monzani & Co, also stamped on the middle joint: 24 Dover St., London, # 1215, also stamped on the foot joint: a "crown", patent keys. Wafford: London - England around 1770-1780Big fat 4 keyed ring mounted boxwood flute from the 18th century in nice original condition bearing the maker's stamp on all joints: Wafford. Four good silver keys with good springs, need new pads. Unrepaired crack at the lower end of the head joint (5 cm), which is reason for the ring replacement. Otherwise the flute is in unrestored original condition. Measurements: - total length 58.2 cm - middle of the embouchure to the end 51.5 cm - length of head 21.7 cm - embouchure 1.1 cm.
Measurements: - total length 63,7 cm - middle of the embouchure to the end 57.5 cm - embouchure 1.2 cm - length of head joint 21 cm Weaver: London around 1820A very clean 6 keyed bone mounted flamed boxwood flute from the 1820s, stamped on all 4 joints: WEAVER, LONDON.
No cracks, perfect bone rings, 6 bevelled square silver keys to C#, sounding length - 59.8 cm, excellent condition but for a slightly warped head, plays well in about A=440. Extra light solid silver seamed tubing, very good original condition, only minor scratches and tiny dings, original case with ebony cleaning rod. Nice flamed boxwood with 4 bone rings and bone head cap, 4 silver keys, very good condition.
7 nice solid silver keys with good springs (one is broken), each stamped with a "crown". Unrestored and in good condition, nobody ever tried to improve this flute, which is a good feature. Williams: London - England around 1820A good 1 keyed ring mounted boxwood flute from the 1820s, stamped on all joints by the maker: E. Rudall Carte & Co: London - England A rare solid silver flute stamped: Rudall Carte & Co, 23 Berners Street, Oxford Street, London, Radcliff's Model # 127.