Ziegler 10-key

Instrument: 10-key flute, boxwood with ivory rings and brass keys - original case, circa 1835

Maker: Ziegler, Vienna (1821 - 1895)

Pitch: 430-440

Sounding Length: 618mm

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Embouchure size: small/square

Restorer: Jon Cornia

Notes: a fairly early flute by Ziegler. Brass lined keyways. Very nice squarish embouchure hole as preferred by many of the Viennese makers. Slanted E hole like Koch’s flutes generally to allow the D# key to be used with E . Quite a fine original case with the owners name Enrico Defrancesco (De Francesco). As Ziegler flutes were extremely popular in Italy it is likely that the flute would have come from there and possibly brought to America by an immigrant. I have not been able to turn up any information related to the owner’s name.

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