Grenser 1-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Grenser, in Dresden, Germany around 1780 to 1799. It is a 1-keyed flute in C made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and tuning slide, and a silver key. This flute has seven upper joints of different lengths numbered 1 through 7 for tuning. All of the pieces are stamped:

[symbol] [/] H. GRENSER [/] DRESDEN

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Grenser (1764-1813) started his career as an apprentice, working with his uncle August Grenser in Dresden from 1779-1786. Heinrich Grenser took over the shop in 1796 and continued making musical instruments until his death.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1780-1799
maker
Grenser, Heinrich
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 59.5 cm; 23 7/16 in
in tray: 29 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 74.295 cm x 10.795 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
MI.095297
accession number
26256
catalog number
095297
See more items in
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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