Dupre Walking Stick Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Pierre Paul Ghislain Joseph Dupre in Tournai, Belgium around 1820 to 1850. It is a 1-keyed flute in the shape of a walking stick, made of cherry with a brass tip, and a wood key. This flute is stamped:

DUPRE [/] A TOURNAI

Pierre Paul Ghislain Joseph Dupre (1790-1862) was a self-taught musical instrument maker. Dupre had a shop in Tournai, Belgium and gained early success selling cane flutes at trade exhibitions.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1820-1850
maker
Dupre, Pierre Paul G.J.
Physical Description
cherry (overall material)
brass (overall material)
horn (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 86.7 cm; 34 1/8 in
flute: 31 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 79.6925 cm x 3.175 cm
tip: 6 1/8 in x 7/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
MI.210799
accession number
38138
catalog number
210799
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Flutes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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