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Transverse Flute

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Johann Wolfgang Hoe1775Hof a. d. SaaleEbony, ivory, silver, brass, leather and cork; Case: Deerskin and cotton L 64,7; D 3 cm

This flute, turned from ebony with decorative rings carved out of ivory, has been exceptionally well crafted. While traces of usage suggest that it was much loved and utilised flute, this instrument, dating from 1775, is in very good condition. In the case of this flute, the maker Johann Wolfgang Hoe used the style of instruments made by the contemporary workshop of the Freyer family in Potsdam and the Saxon tradition of instrument craft of the famous Dresden family workshop of Grenser for inspiration.