Johann Ziegler 6-Keyed Flute

Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Johann Ziegler in Vienna, Austria around 1821 to 1830. It is a 6-keyed flute made of boxwood with horn ferrules and brass keys. The flute is stamped:

I. ZIEGLER

Johann Joseph Ziegler (1795-1858) was born in Hungary and by 1821 established himself as a wind instrument maker in Vienna. Ziegler was one of the more prolific makers of the era and displayed his instruments at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. In a catalog listing from the exhibition, Ziegler sold flutes made of cocoa-nut wood with case for 120 florins.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1821-1830
date made
1820-1830
maker
Ziegler, Johann
place made
Österreich: Wien, Vienna
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
horn (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 60.2 cm; 23 11/16 in
overall: 23 3/4 in x 2 in; 60.325 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
MI.095050
accession number
25819
catalog number
095050
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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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