8 July 1999
A GERMAN PORCELAIN ONE-KEYED FLUTE
Mid-18th Century, perhaps Frstenberg
In four sections, of tapering cylindrical form, painted with bouquets and scattered flower-sprays between gilt-scroll, line and pendant husk borders, pierced with seven gilt-edged finger-holes, joined by stained bone and ivory collars, the smallest section with a single sprung plated key, the end with an ivory mount carved with a chrysanthemum head (narrow endpiece lacking, cracks to stained horn collars, crack to ivory endpiece and rubbing to gilding)
25 in. (64.7 cm.) long overall
Rothschild inv. no. AR1395.
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