Walking stick flute
Musical instruments, devices and recordings
Boxwood [buxus sempervirens], Brass, Silver, Cork
850 mm (Length); 30 mm (Dia)
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
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Walking stick flute in D, anon, probably South German, c.1825. Stained boxwood, simulating tortoiseshell. One brass key, brass ferrule. Silver head engraved with monogram JWC(?). Head unscrews above cork. Leather wrist loop. In notebook no.4, page 9 (1340945.4) Charles Wade refers to: 'Music Room 93. Walking stick Flute stained in imitation tortoiseshell, with one Key, & Sheffield Top.'
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Marks and inscriptions
JMG or JWC
Wade, 1944: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 4 First and Second Floor, 1944, page 9