The entire instrument is solid silver, hallmarked and with the maker's stamps. The embouchure is unaltered, original and has never been altered. The lip plate and riser are made of SOLID 18K GOLD and ENGRAVED.
All pad, spuds and washers are original as well as the case which is in excellent conditionfor its age. It's never been re-tuned, it has been restored and is in excellent palying condition with new pads and corks. Sounding length is 598 mm, which means the flute plays very well at 440 pitch.Seamed tube construction, all engraving is still sharp and the keywork shows very little wear. In1882 the Lot workshops built 65 metal flutes, both in solid silver and in silver-plated nickel alloy. That means this particular instrument is quite rare, one of maybe 45 or 50 produced that year. Very good example with a wonderful singing voice thats unique to Lot flutes of this vintage.
The item "1882 LOUIS LOT FLUTE ORIGINAL SOLID SILVER GOLD LIP PLATE RESTORED NEVER RETUNED" is in sale since Wednesday, October 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Flutes".The seller is "promap2014" and is located in SAO PAULO. This item can be shipped worldwide.