8 July 1999
A ONE-KEYED TORTOISESHELL VENEERED FLUTE
Ivory mounts, ivory endcap decorated with an enamelled scene of four putti making music, one gilt trapezoid-padded key with floral decorated touchpiece with a miniature ivory child's head on the key
23 in. (59.1 cm.) the sounding length
Rothschild inv. no. AR1394.
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1934 Theresianumgasse Inventory, p. 278, no. 32.
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