Wind instruments from the Boosey & Hawkes collection by William Card

1) Nine-keyed conical silver flute by William Card.


1&2) silver; 3) glass
Length: 1) 67 cm; 2) 65 cm; 3) 63 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,800 ( Total: £11,760)
Acquired in:
Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments Limited

This flute is decorated with fine and lavishly detailed musical motifs; 2) Slide trumpet by Köhler & Son 'T. Harper's Improved'. The slide trumpet was the instument that defined English trumpet playing in the 19th century; 3) Four-keyed fluted glass flute by Claude Laurent. The body has a fine-ground interior giving a frosted appearance with a sapphire-blue glass inset at the headjoint.

Artists include


Boosey & Hawkes collection.

Venue details

Horniman Museum and Gardens 100 London Road, Forest Hill, LONDON London SE23 3PQ 020 8699 1872

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