EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
A DEHUA BAMBOO-FORM FLUTE EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The flute is shaped as a section of bamboo, with a notch at the mouth end, a collar with circular bosses at the other end, and finger holes in between. There is a knotted tie through a hole at one end. The flute is stored in three fitted boxes, the largest with an inscription dated to the Meiji period. 22 3/8 in. (56.8 cm.) long, Japanese and Chinese wooden boxes
Kagedo Gallery, Orcas, Washington.
S. Little, Spirit Stones of China, the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese Stones, Paintings, and Related Scholars' Objects, Chicago, 1999, no. 66.