LOUIS LOT (PARIS)
A solid silver flute made during the ownership of the workshop by Debonneetbeau de Coutelier, (1882 – 1889)
*** A solid silver Louis Lot flute, number 3674 (1884). ***
French hallmarks and maker’s mark are found on the body and the foot.
Soldered tone-holes, perforated keywork to low C, in-line G.
We measure the silver tube as .013 inches (.33 mm.)
Bb shake, adjusting screws to the top and lower stack keys.
Embouchure measures 9.9 X 11.8 mm.
Sounding length is 596 mm, the head may have been shortened several mm.
Original spike and washer pad retainers.
Case is not original, probably from the 1930’s.
Total weight is 392 grams.
The instrument appears to have been played very little, showing sharp engraving on the head and body sections.
Major restoration was not necessary, but all pads and corks have been replaced.
The flute plays very well with a focused, almost feminine voice. We prefer pulling the head section four millimeters for optimal internal intonation.
It’s a very clean example for the “Old French purist”.
The flute is highly recommended by us.