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Walking Stick Flute

Origin: England or Europe
Overall Length: 33 3/4"; maximum diameter: 1 3/16"
boxwood cylinder; silver gromit in top section; brass tip at base.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1953-949
Flute: long, tapering cylindrical tube in two sections; short upper section with pair of oval, silver-lined holes on each side (probably to receive a string); long, lower section with embouchure hole, six finger holes, terminating in brass tip. The wood portion of the flute decorated with faux tortoise shell.
Provenance:Purchased from J. George Morley of London