Holtzapffel 4-key

Instrument: 4-key flute in D, ebony with German silver? keys and rings (no hallmarks), platform mounted keys, c. 1815

Maker: Holtzapffel, Jean Daniel, Paris c 1812 - 1820

Pitch: A=?

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Embouchure size: small oval

Restorer: Jon Cornia

For further information on some details and the restoration click HERE

Notes: A very beautiful flute in excellent condition except the head and barrel cracks. Note the shape of the D# key which was common at the end of the 18th century in France. These keys have very interesting metal mounts for the keys. Compare to my other Holtzapffel 6-key which has wooden mounts for all but the d# key. 

Demonstration recordings:

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© Michael Lynn, 2014 - 2023 - some of these flutes are available for purchase - please contact me for further information