Rudall Rose, & Carte simple system flute register

THE RUDALL & ROSE - RUDALL, ROSE & CARTE - RUDALL CARTE & CO. REGISTER


This is an attempt to document surviving simple system flutes made by Geo. Rudall, Rudall & Rose, Rudall, Rose & Carte & Co. and Rudall Carte & Co.. The main source of this information has been auction house sites, E-bay auction listings, music instrument collections, internet flute sites, Robert Bigio's work "The art of the flute", highly recommended, and from contact with owners of Rudall & Rose, Rudall, Rose & Carte and Rudall & Carte simple system flutes such as John McLeod, Jem Hammond, Andrew Kirby, Andrew Pickering.
I decided to make a register available based on serial numbers and including any auction house description, or other information that is connected to each flute/serial number. Please notify me of any new serial numbers not in the register, also of any discrepancies or mistakes


John M. Rose - 1816-1821


John Rose
University of Edinburgh:
Stamped with a thistle motif and "J.M. ROSE / EDINBURGH / 1". Technical description: Rosewood, 3 sections (lower body and foot in one piece); silver keys with slim keytouches and shanks; 3 ivory ferrules; ivory cap; no tuning-slide but graduated ivory screw-stopper; slightly oval embouchure-hole; overlapping low C/C_ touches; socket at top of upper body, tenon on head. Keymount type: knob. Keyhead type: flat, round; low C_ [and C] pad riveted to keyhead. Repair History: A few springs have been replaced and roughly soldered to keytouches; lowest keyflap is a replacement by Daniel Bangham (2002). Measures 659 mm. http://194.250.19.151/media/UEDIN/IMAGE/0034987d.jpg

John Rose
Bate Collection:
Stamp: Jn Rose Edinb - ebony, head joint has no tuning slide, six silver square flat keys, silver rings, 673 mm (Ref.: R. Bigio - Rudall Rose & Carte, p 158)

John Rose
University of Edinburgh:
Stamp: Thistle J. M. Rose Edinburgh - cocuswood, tuning slide, round flat keys, wide silver rings, 667 mm (Ref.: R. Bigio - Rudall Rose & Carte, p 159)

1820-21 - 5 St Clement's Inn as Geo. Rudall


George Rudall - 1820-1821

George Rudall, Willis
University of Edinburgh:
Stamped "GEO: RUDALL / 5.CLEMENTS.INN / LONDON" and on foot "GEO: RUDALL / WILLIS / FECIT"; low C_ keytouch stamped "C" (underneath). Technical description: Boxwood; 5 sections; silver keys; 10 slim silver ferrules (8 are in pairs, giving appearance of 4 when flute is assembled); wider silver foot ferrule; silver cap; ivory screw-stopper with graduated silver tip; large oval embouchure-hole with ivory bushing; metal-lined head; slim touches for long keys; wood-covered (non-graduated) tuning-slide; large finger-holes, especially L2, R1, R2; overlapping low C/C_ touches; large D_ and low C_ key-holes, but small low C key-hole. R0: Keymount type: knob, with metal-lined channels; metal pins through all keymounts. Keyhead type: pewter plug, with metal-lined key-holes, and metal key-hole surrounds on foot. Repair History: Heavy brass springs on C, long F, low C_ and low C keys may be replacements. Measures 659 mm. Provenance: Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006. (Photos cop. Univ. Edinburgh)

Geo Rudall/Willis

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George Rudall, Willis
Gardiner & Houlgate auction:
Stamped "GEO: RUDALL / 5. CLEMENTS.INN / LONDON" and on foot "GEO: RUDALL / WILLIS / FECIT"; two head joints, cocuswood, with seven silver square keys with canted corners on wooden blocks. Gardiner & Houlgate auction, lot nr 0184: estimated price £2000-3000. Sold 21st September, 2007.

George Rudall, Willis
Gardiner & Houlgate auction:
This is possible the same George Rudall, Willis flute sold 21st September, 2007?. Stamped "GEO: RUDALL / 5. CLEMENTS.INN / LONDON" and on foot "GEO: RUDALL / WILLIS / FECIT";. Two head joints without tuning slides, different lengths, cocuswood, with seven silver square keys with canted corners on wooden blocks, original case, hinge broken. G&H description: "Good 19th century English rosewood seven keyed flute by and stamped George Rudall, 5 Clements in London, with interchangeable head joints, case". Gardiner & Houlgate auction, lot nr 0846-0: estimated price £3000-4000. Auction July 16th, 2016

George Rudall, Willis
Bate Collection:
Stamped "GEO. RUDALL / 5 CLEMENTS.INN / LONDON", and on foot "GEO: RUDALL / WILLIS / FECIT", boxwood, ivory bushing in embouchure hole, silver square flat keys, silver rings, silver crown and foot cap, 663 mm (Ref.: R. Bigio - Rudall Rose & Carte, p 157)

George Rudall, Willis
University of Edinburgh:
Stamped "GEO. RUDALL / 5.CLEMENTS.INN / LONDON", and on foot "GEO: RUDALL / WILLIS / FECIT"; low C_ keytouch stamped "C" (underneath). echnical description: Boxwood; 5 sections; silver keys; 10 slim silver ferrules (8 of which are in pairs); wider silver foot ferrule; [silver cap]; metal-lined head; ivory screw-stopper; slim touches for long keys; wood-covered (non-graduated) tuning-slide; large oval embouchure-hole, bushed with ivory; large finger-holes especially L2, R2; overlapping low C/C_ touches. Keymount type: knob, with metal-lined channels for all except upper C, long F and upper mount for low C/C_; double springs on G_, long F, D_; metal pins through long F keymounts. Keyhead type: pewter plug, screwed to keyheads; metal-lined key-holes, metal key-hole surrounds on foot. Measures 652 (without cap). http://194.250.19.151/media/UEDIN/IMAGE/0032030d.jpg

George Rudall, Willis
Pádraig Ó Mhaoldomhnaigh collection:
Stamped "GEO. RUDALL / 5 CLEMENTS.INN / LONDON", and on foot "GEO: RUDALL / WILLIS / FECIT", cocuswood, no sliding head joint, silver square flat keys, silver rings, 684 mm (Ref.: R. Bigio - Rudall Rose & Carte, p 157)

George Rudall, Willis
Private collection:
Stamped "GEO. RUDALL / 5 CLEMENTS.INN / LONDON", and on foot "GEO: RUDALL / WILLIS / FECIT", cocuswood, no sliding head joint, six silver square flat keys, silver rings, 684 mm (Ref.: R. Bigio - Rudall Rose & Carte, p 158)

George Rudall, Willis
Royal College of Music London:
Inscription: On left hand, right hand and foot sections: 'GEO. RUDALL'; additionally on foot section: 'WILLIS / FECIT'; the head without inscription. Description: Rosewood; plain narrow silver mounts: seven silver keys (no long F) with round covers mounted in turned blocks. Made by John Willis of London. Overall length (mm) 680. Provenance: Ridley collection, 1968

George Rudall, Willis
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 1289: George Rudall / Flute in C - GEO:RUDALL / WILLIS / FECIT / LONDON. GEO-RUDALL / 5-CLEMENTS-INN. - Mark on barrel. Upper, lower: GEO-RUDALL. Foot: Physical description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head. Boxwood (DCM ledger: "Satinwood?"), ivory cap with ivory cork-setting mechanism and silver shaft, silver keys and ferrules. Embouchure bushed with ivory.; 65.3 cm. Provenance: Objet's d'Art, Brighton, England, 15 July 1936. Condition: Head joint upper section cracked full length and filled. 7 keys, saltspoon, with pewter plugs over square plates for foot. Pin in block, 4 of 6 mounts lined with silver. Foot to C. Six fingerholes bushed with animal horn. F key roller. Upper C key applied with both a silver saddle and key guide, may have been added near time of manufacture. Provenance: Objet's d'Art, Brighton, England, 15 July 1936.

George Rudall, Willis
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 1408: George Rudall / Flute in C - GEO:RUDALL / WILLIS / FECIT / LONDON. GEO - RUDALL / 5 - CLEMENTS - INN / LONDON - Mark on barrel. Mark on upper, lower, and foot: GEO - RUDALL - .Physical description: 4 sections, with tuning slide in head. This instrument has 9 nickel-silver(?) pins (pre-cross pinned for crack prevention) located at upper C key guide block, B-flat block, upper C key block, G# key block, long F key block and guide block, D#, C3, and C key blocks. Boxwood, silver cap, keys, and ferrules. Metal-lined head and mounts (not all). Ivory bushing at embouchure hole.; 66 cm. Provenance: Rudall, Carte & Co., London, 8 Apr. 1940. Condition: Head joint, upper section, cracked. Upper C key block possibly a replacement. Key Holes System: 8 keys, all pewter plugs. Metal-lined holes over metal plates for D#, C#, and C. Metal-lined pin in block.

1821-27 - 7. Tavistock Street, Covent Garden as Rudall & Rose
George Rudall, and Rudall & Rose
Christies:
Lot 250: A silver and ivory mounted six keyed boxwood flute by Rudall & Rose, stamped on the joints Geo.Rudall, and Rudall & Rose, London, the silver keys wih pewter plugs, the sounding length 22_in. (57.8cm), in a fitted, brass line inlaid, mahogany box. Estimate: £500 - £800 ($742 - $1,187) - sold for £495 ($734). (Accord. to D.M. a Geo. Rudall flute with added Rudall & Rose body parts). Sale 6424 21 March 1994. London, South Kensington

Rudall & Rose no. ?
University of Edinburgh:
Inscribed on silver cap: "RUDALL & ROSE / PATENTEES", with royal crest (repoussé). On tuning-slide section: stamped "RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON". Technical description: Rosewood; 5 sections; silver keys; 8 silver ferrules and decorated cap; silver embouchure-plate; metal-lined head; tuning-slide; metal-tipped tenons; lower body ferrule has extra collar of silver beneath its silver ring, probably to inhibit cracking; oval embouchure-hole; interlocking low C/C_ touches; cork added beneath touches where a key strikes a metal ferrule; patented tuning-slide/stopper coupling device (cap, when screwed, automatically adjusts extension of tuning-slide, G.B. Patent No. 6338, 27th November 1832.). Keymount type: knob; thick brass springs. Keyhead type: saltspoon, with pewter plugs and metal key-hole surrounds for low C/C_. Repair History: Upper body may be a replacement or may have been shortened. It has no maker's mark and its ferrule does not match those of the other sections although its keywork does. Measures 655
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Rudall & Rose
Gardiner-Houlgate Bath auction:
Lot 137: Early 19th century boxwood and silver mounted flute by and stamped Rudall & Rose 7. Tavistock Street Covent Garden London with silver keys on wooden blocks, case. No serial number seen. Pewter plug keys, silver end cap, wide silver rings, silver foot cap. http://gardinerhoulgate.co.uk//Catalogues/mi170611/lot0137-0.jpg Estimate: 2500-3500 - sold for 2900 GBP. Bath, 17th June 2011

Rudall & Rose

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Rudall & Rose
Stamp: Rudall & Rose 7. Tavistock Street Covent Garden London - no serial number, cocuswood, silver flat round keys, pewter E-flat key och C & C-sharp keys, 664 mm (Ref.: R. Bigio - Rudall Rose & Carte, p 160)

Rudall & Rose
Rudall & Rose 7. Tavistock Street Covent Garden London - no serial number, cocuswood, silver keys, silver rings. An extremely fine sounding Rudall & Rose. One of the four know Rudalls in Scandinavia

Rudall & Rose no. 191
Arne B. Larson Collection:
NMM 4345. Flute by Rudall & Rose, London, ca. 1838-1847. Serial no. 191 (This serial number is from the collection's description, but has been reported by D.M. to be the wrong serial number for this flute). Stamped on body: [quatrefoil] / RUDALL & ROSE / No 1 (probably should be No 7. not No 1) TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / [quatrefoil]; on tuning slide barrel and foot joint: [quatrefoil] / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / [quatrefoil]. Conical. Four sections. Cocus, silver ferrules. German-silver end cap, screwed onto head joint. Metal lining in head joint and tuning slide. Eight silver keys in integral wooden mounts. Closed keys: long c'', B-flat, G-sharp, long F, short F, D-sharp. Articulated, pewter-plug keys: c-sharp', c'. Lowest note c'. Total length, 658.7 mm. Sounding length, 583.8 mm. Original case. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Rudall & Rose no. 19?
Sotheby's: RUDALL & ROSE 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / "19" (See below Sotheby's own description of the serial number) - Rudall & Rose (fl London 1821-1852) A ten-keyed rosewood flute London, circa 1848 - silver engine-turned mounts, silver keys with salt spoon cup covers, the B flat, B, C and C sharp keys with pewter plugs, the B flat, B and C key touchpieces with rollers . stamped Rudall & Rose, No. 1, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, *19* - sounding length 25 7/8in., 65.7cm. Lot no. 233, 25th November, 2003 - Estimate £3,000 ‹ £3,500

Rudall & Rose no. 242
Jaap Frank:
Amsterdam 9th July, 1998. Rudall & Rose no. 242. Jaap Frank called a while ago with a Rudall & Rose 8 key #242, well repaired crack through embouchure he says, with moderately large holes, at $1500 or so. Call Jaap in Amsterdam

Rudall & Rose no. 387
Private collection: RUDALL & ROSE 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 387 - cocuswood, silver keys, ivory head joint, silver barrel, engraved silver rings, 669 mm

Rudall & Rose no. ?
Royal College of Music:

Rudall & Rose no. 434
Sothebys:
RUDALL & ROSE 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 434 - boxwood

Rudall & Rose no. 437
RUDALL & ROSE / 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 437 - pewter keys

Rudall & Rose no. 454
Dayton C. Miller Collection 0216:
RUDALL & ROSE / 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 454 RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON. stamp on foot: RUDALL & ROSE / 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON - Mark Additional: Mark on upper body. Mark on barrel: RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON. Mark on foot: RUDALL & ROSE / 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / London: ca. 1824.  Boxwood, silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined head.; 65.1 cm.  Made ca. 1824. Condition: Cross-pinned at each mounting block. Replacement mount for C#, C keys. Key Holes System: 8 keys, all pewter plugs, with square metal plates for D#, C#, C. Large toneholes. Provenance: J. Clayton Boyes, Bushey, England, 2 Jan. 1922.

Rudall & Rose no. 458 Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 1410: Rudall & Rose / Flute in A (A-flat?) -  RUDALL & ROSE / 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 458 - Mark on upper. Mark on head, lower: RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON. Mark on foot: RUDALL & ROSE / 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON. Physical description: 4 sections, conical, (no tuning slide, short foot T. Mcgee). Cocus, silver keys and ferrules.; 75 cm. Key 4 keys, round flat flaps, pin in block. Provenance: Rudall, Carte & Co., London, 8 Apr. 1940.  Although possibly a flute in A (flute d'amore?), this instrument may have been intended to be a so-called B-flat flute (actually in A-flat, high pitch) for flute band usage. Condition: If the head joint cap is original, it is missing the cork-setting mechanism screw. Made ca. 1824

Rudall & Rose no. 463
E-bay listing:
RUDALL & ROSE / 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 463 - cocuswood, eight silver keys, padded Eb key probably not original as seating does not look typical for a Rudall & Rose foot joint with original padded key, threaded tenons replaced with cork, square C# & C strike plates, crack through embouchure and barrel. Seller's description: "This is an antique 1820's wooden flute with original case from a local estate. It is signed "RUDALL & ROSE LONDON" on all joints, as well as "7 TAVISTOCK STREET COVENT GARDEN" - "463" on the body (see images). The fitted case has no markings, and includes a turned wooden grease container and two bore swabs. The flute measures 26 1/2" long overall. It is in unrestored original condition. All of the silver keys and adjustments move freely. There is a crack in the head joint (no previous repairs / see images). The head joint is fully metal lined and adjusts freely, with original crisp / sharp embouchure. All joints assemble snugly with no looseness. The body has cork instead of greased thread as on the other joints (see images). The case has good working latches, hinges, and lock (no key). It shows expected signs of age to varnish finish, with missing brass inlay monogram plaque and one missing line inlay (see images / easy repair for skilled restorer). This is a very early RUDALL & ROSE flute in un-touched / unrestored original condition. It displays beautifully! Being sold as-pictured for collection, restoration, or display. International shipping is thru EBay's Global Shipping Center, with any custom fees due at time of purchase. Please ask any questions before bidding." Location, South Rockwood, Michigan. Item number: 252401378947. Auction ends 31 May, 2016 - Sold for $2,391 (£1652.50)

Rudall & Rose no. 498
RUDALL & ROSE / 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 498 (Ref: C&F July 11th, 2005)

Rudall & Rose no. 500 M.P. owner: Rudall & Rose no. 500. An E-bay listing. Seller's description: "Here we have one of the very best playing Rudalls you're likely to find it has great tone and tuning. Fully restored by Chris Wilkes it is in excellent condition and comes fitted with a new Wilkes headjoint as well as having its original headjoint. It comes complete in its original case.  Serial number 500". Sold for 1610 sterling, 22 January, 2014.

Rudall & Rose no. 509
C.S.:
RUDALL & ROSE / 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 509

Rudall & Rose no. 519
Robert Boyle:
Brisbane, Queensland. Stamped Rudall & Rose _11? Tavistock Street_Covent Garden_London 519. According to Terry McGee made around 1826. Ebony, large holes, silver decorated Acanthus leaf style double sprung keys, lined key slots, and engraved rings, in the manner of Rudall & Rose no. 829. Box http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/RR519.htm

Rudall & Rose no. 523
RUDALL & ROSE / 7. TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 523 - cocuswood, eight silver keys (ref.: C&F, 2007)

Rudall & Rose made of ivory
Helen Valenza:
Rudall & Rose - possibly 11 Tavistock Street_Covent Garden_London. No serial number, but same style crown, Acanthus leaf style engraved keys and rings, and lined key slots as Rudall & Rose no. 519. (Made about 1830, according to R. Bigio). Photo of this ivory Rudall on Terry Mcgee's fine site http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/RR_Odd.htm

Rudall & Rose no. 594
Helen Valenza:
Stamped Rudall & Rose _11? Tavistock Street_Covent Garden_London 594. Silver decorated Acanthus leaf style double sprung keys, lined key slots, and engraved rings, in the manner of Rudall & Rose no. 829.

Rudall & Rose no. 605
Smith:
RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON 605 - boxwood, silver saltspoon keys

Rudall & Rose no. 641?
Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction:
English blackwood flute stamped Rudall Carte & Co, circa 1860, stamped Rudall Carte & Co, 20 Charing Cross, London, no. 641, with eight nickel keys on wooden blocks_. Estimate: 50-70. Sold 19th June, 2009 460 sterling (Description doesn't seem correct, early serial number but late address)

1827-37 - 15 Piazza, Covent Garden as Rudall & Rose
Rudall & Rose no. 655
Bate Collection:
RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON 655 - boxwood, silver pewter style keys, large holes, 633 mm

Rudall & Rose no. 683
NMM 614. Flute by Rudall & Rose, London, ca. 1824-1837. Serial no. 683. Stamped on body: RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON; on tuning slide barrel and foot joint: RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON. Conical. Five sections. Cocus, silver ferrules. Wooden screw-cap. Metal lining in head joint and tuning slide. Eight silver keys in integral wooden mounts. Closed keys: long c'', B-flat, G-sharp, long F, short F, D-sharp. Articulated, pewter-plug keys: c-sharp', c'. Lowest note c'. Total length, 658.7 mm. Sounding length, 583.8 mm. Ex coll.: N. L. Anderson, Haslemere, Surrey, England. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Rudall & Rose no. 704
Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction:
ROSEWOOD FLUTE BY RUDALL & ROSE, STAMPED RUDALL & ROSE NO. 15 PLAZZA, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, SER. NO. 704, with ten keys on wooden blocks, case. Sold 21st september 2007, Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction.

Rudal & Rose no. 718
P.O'N.:
Rudall & Rose 15 Piazza Street, Covent Garden London 718 - The flute had been on a long loan to Gary Hastings who ordered a new head joint from C.W.?- for sale by original owner 1500 sterling in July, 2007. Saw and heard the flute in the Central Hotel, Miltown Malbay, Willie Week 2007

Rudall & Rose no. 721
Listlux.com listing (Attention: possible scam)
This flute came up for sale in 2013 and was sold on E-bay for 2500 euros. In the Listlux ad below they use Hammy Hamilton's description of the flute from the E-bay listing. Hammy sold the flute for Nollaig Ó Fiongháile: ROSEWOOD FLUTE BY RUDALL & ROSE, STAMPED RUDALL & ROSE NO. 15 PLAZZA, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, SER. NO. 721 It is also in it's original casing, and the original case is included in the sale.
"I have an authentic Rudall & Rose Orchestral wood flute from 1820. The flute is in perfect condition and has been frequently played by me for the past 25 years. It is made from rosewood with silver fittings. There are no cracks, splits and all blocks are pinned and sound. The serial nos is 721; hallmark Rudall & Rose, Nos 15 Plaza, Convent Garden, London. It is also in it's original casing, and the original case is included in the sale. Estimate has been given for ¤4,000.0 and I waiting to hear from Bonhams to provide a certificate of value. The flute tunes well throughout its range, and there is good scope for the tuning slide to play in concert pitch. Photos are available on request. I also have a wooden piccolo flute that I have not dated, but as it is keyed, i suspect mid 1800's also. I would like to proceed asap with a sale as I am invested in an alternate instrument; so your offer will be seriously considered.
Nollaig Ó Fiongháile
Irish Research Council' New Ideas Awardee
Dublin Institute of Technology' Fiosraigh Scholar
Research & Development Advisor for Creative Arts & Media
Estimate has been given for 4000 euros and I waiting to hear from Bonhams to provide a certificate of value. The flute tunes well throughout its range, and there is good scope for the tuning slide to play in concert pitch. Nollaig Ó Fiongháile. Irish Research Council' New Ideas Awardee. Dublin Institute of Technology' Fiosraigh Scholar (August-December 2013).

Listlux ad: December 2016 - New York (New Jersey 13th December, 2016): Rudall Rose 721 $1500: Hammy Hamilton's description from an E-bay listing (2013/14): "The finger holes are small - 7.3mm, 8.1mm, 7mm, 7.75mm, 8.1mm, 5.5mm from the top down. The beautifully cut embouchure ( see photo ) is 11.73mm x 10.55mm. The diameter of the head at embouchure is 27mm. The flute is overall very elegant and slender. It is 26mm just where the left hand grips the upper middle joint, making it supremely comfortable to play. The flute is in excellent original condition. There is a small (40mm) crack on the back of the head at the top which has been professionally repaired ( by me). Apart from that the flute is as it came from Covent Garden, there are no other cracks, replaced blocks, or other repair work old or modern. All springs are original., and the flute has been repadded with modern brown leather pads. This is a very early example from the Rudall & Rose workshop, and I believe it is the earliest to come on the market for some considerable time. The number indicates a date of manufacture of 1828. As an example of a very early, small holed, Rudall & Rose I have to say that this is without doubt the finest that has passed through my hands in over 30 years and some hundreds of Rudalls. As a playing instrument it is a delight, and being an early small-holed flute plays much more easily in modern pitch than many later examples. To my embouchure, it plays at A=440 with the slide extended 12.5 mm, whereas many of the large-holed later instruments are impossible to play at modern pitch. The foot joint keys ( without any adjustment by me) are among the most reliable and best adjusted I⤁ve had the pleasure to play, and the low C just pops out effortlessly. I believe this flute to have been very little used. The crispness of the stamp, as seen in the photo, and the general condition of the flute after 186 years are a good indication of this. It is in the original case, which predates the labelled and signed cases more commonly associated with Rudall and Rose."

Rudall & Rose 721

Rudall & Rose 721



Rudall & Rose no. 730
E-Bay listing:
Rudall & Rose 15 Piazza Street, Covent Garden London 730 - Rudall & Rose flute nr 730 on E-bay. Item number: 150191938217."Exceptional quality early Rudall & Rose flute with B foot.The flute has silver keys and silver ferrules. There is one crack that runs the length of the barrel and one very fine crack also to the barrel (2.5cm). All keys are intact with no damage or repairs. The flute looks to have been stored for many years - Starting bid: £2,957.41

Rudall & Rose no. 742
C. N.:
Rudall & Rose Piazza, Covent Garden, London 742 - boxwood, silver keys and rings, small holes, steel pins through blocks. Made ca 1828. More about 742 at http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/RR742.htm

Rudall & Rose no. 808
J. L. owner:
Rudall & Rose Piazza, Covent Garden, London 808 - boxwood, flat silver keys, silver rings, small holes, square strike plates, pewter Eb key, C sharp, and C keys- Purchased by J. L. from Stephen Chambers at O´Neills, in Chapel Street, Dublin

Rudall & Rose no. 810
Ref.: Jack McLeod:
Rudall & Rose No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 810. Rudall & Rose no. 810 - cocus wood, eight silver keys (early type saltsoon), silver rings as ferrules, small holes, C/C sharp overlapping, square C/C sharp strike plates, Eb padded USA - November 17th, 2001

Rudall & Rose no. 859
E-bay (Darlington1952-58). Rudall & Rose No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 859. Cocuswood with tuning slide and finished with highly decorated silver rings. The eight keys are of silver with cups finished in a shell form and the stems developed into fleur de lys. Length from centre of embouchure to foot - 59.8 cm. Proffesional pin repair to the barrel. There is also a hairline crack in the mouth piece joint, but this part of the l´flute is lined. Case. Once warmed up I used to have the flute pulled out about 1 inch to play in sessions. Post only to the U.K. Ebay - 6 bids, sold 18th May, 2011 for 6.433 sterling. "I was contacted by the buyer about this flute and he brought it round for my thoughts. First impression was one of awe. the silver work is stunning if you like that kind of thing. Head joint : End cap wooden screw is not present. Replaced by threaded bar glued into cap and has been glued off centre !?. Replacing cap so it is flush with body is almost impossible. The glue has not been removed from around he threaded bar and sits proud of the end cap by a good 4mm (yellow/beige colour) cracks- one running nearly the entire length nicely pinned and finished One at the back of head, again pinned - Barrel : Barrell cracked and pinned. Not as good a repair as the other pinnings - Top Joint : Hairline crack from the top,90mm, not repaired - Bottom Joint: OK - Foot : As has been noted the first block for the C/C# has been repaired. It seems the top was nocked off and the pieces screwed- back into place?! The wood is a good match. The center (seperator) is missing so that the keys slide up and down the pin. The pads are purse pads barring the pewter C/C#. We removed the keys as they need repadding and filled the holes with blue tack for testing purposes. The tone is lovely and warm and fairly powerful. The buyer brought his trusty Metzler for comparison and got a stronger tone from this. Bottom D is considerably flat, not unusal but would need alot of lip and the A2 is ,as expected, sharp but sweet (Ref.: C&F July 14th, 2011 - The Pooka). I think it's time to help to clear up a few things about this flute, and I don't think the seller will mind me posting the following, since it's really only an extension of what's in the sale blurb, but perhaps clarifies a few matters. I restored this flute after it was sold for the first time on ebay, and the work done was mainly cosmetic and remedial. The seller asked me at one stage to sum up what I did in terms of restoration, and also what I thought of the flute, and I replied: "The screw cork had been crudely made functional with a piece of threaded brass bar, which had been stuck into the broken off ivory. I was able to save the original threaded section of the ivory, grafted on a new ivory shaft and made a new wooden cork with a silver facing.( the head and barrel liners are silver, not plated) There was a repaired crack in the head, and this had extented to some extent since the original repair. This crack was pinned and some cosmetic work done on the other crack. The whole head was then re-french polished. Two minor barrel cracks were repaired, and the barrel re-finished. The foot was the only other major issue, where the tops of the top block had become detached and an old crude repair had been done by screwing on two small pieces of blackwood. The dividing block between the C and C# touches was missing, but the foot joint keys were still working very effectively. I removed this repair and replaced it with two pieces of cocus selected to match the existing grain as closely as possible. This was attached using side grain dowels. A replacment dividing block from the same cocus was milled to size, and attached by milling an appropriate slot into which it was inserted. All the new material was nitric acid stained to match the existing cocus, and then refinished as before. This is obviously a magnificent collectors instrument, but much more than that, from a players point of view is certainly one of the best The flute dates from 1826/7 ( my estimate ) and has small holes. To my way of playing, using a tight embouchure and blowing deeply into the flute ( the embouchure adopted by most Irish players) the flute plays at A440 with the slide extended about 15mm ( and I would extend about 5mm more than the majority of players). You understand that this is IMO unusual, as most flutes from this period will play sharper than this. The other problem associated with these flutes is dodgy internal tuning, but again this flute comes up trumps in this regard, and lacks the flat bottom D and other issues that one so often sees." Why the seller is selling, is his own business. I can only assure listers that it is certainly not because the flute has any issues, either structural or musical, and I have absolutely no commercial interest in this sale. I was paid for the work done, and was thrilled to be able to work on such a wonderful instrument, and to play it for a while. Just on a few other matters, the amount paid for it, IMO was very reasonable, and I see no reason why it wouldn't sell again for the same or more. Although there are more of these flutes out there than David seems to think ( I've seen more myself ) there are probably still at the outside only a couple of dozen of them around compared to many thousand "ordinary" Rudalls. I think that helps to put the value in context. All the Best Hammy Hamilton (Ref.: C&F November 12th, 2011). E-Bay - Sold for 6.105 stering on 20th November 2011.

Rudall & Rose no. 860
Rudall & Rose No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 860. Boxwood with ivory rings, missing end cap, 4 keys with short D foot. Photo by Simon Waters at http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/rr_odd.htm

Rudall & Rose no. 901
Ref.: JMackvane
Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 901, cocuswood, silver keys, pewter Eb key (Ref. C&F: Rudall & Rose 3260 in auction, Marietta Georgia thread, 27 Mar 2017 )

Rudall & Rose no. 926
Ref.: JMackvane
Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 926, boxwood, silver keys, pewter Eb key (Ref. C&F: Rudall & Rose 3260 in auction, Marietta Georgia thread, 27 Mar 2017 )

Rudall & Rose no. 937
Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction:
English cocuswood flute stamped Rudall & Rose, circa 1830, stamped Rudall & Rose no.15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, no. 937, with eight silver keys on wooden blocks_. Estimate: 700-1000. Sold 19th June 2009 for 1200 sterling

Rudall & Rose no. 956
Ref.: Jack McLeod:
Rudall & Rose No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 956. Cocus wood, eight silver keys, (early type saltspoon), silver rings as ferrules, medium/large holes, C/C-sharp overlapping; square C/C-sharp strike plates, Eb pewter plug. Head has silver cap (not patent head at this early date) matched by flat silver band as ferrule at bottom of footjoint

Rudall & Rose no. 983
E-Bay listing:
Rudall & Rose no.15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, no. 983, cocuswood, saltspoon Eb key, repaired tenon socket, box, old but not original . 2700 GBP starting bid, location Tumbridge Wells, Kent, England. Auction ends 9th November, 2014

Rudall & Rose 983

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Rudall & Rose no. 984
Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction:
Fine English boxwood and ivory mounted flute by Rudall & Rose, circa 1827, stamped Rudall & Rose no. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London no. 984, with seven silver keys on wooden blocks_. Estimate: 2000-3000. Sold for 1800 sterling 20th March 2009

Rudall & Rose no. 985
Ref: Francesco:
Rudall & Rose no. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London no. 985, with seven silver keys on wooden blocks owned by Chris Norman (ref. Francesco C&F - 17/11/2014)

Rudall & Rose no. 1028
E-bay listing:
Cocuswood flute stamped Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, no. 1028, with six salt spoon keys on wooden blocks and two pewter plug C and C-sharp keys with square strike plates. Crack in head joint "adjacent to the branding". E-bay listing 31st October, 2005 - Location Oban, Scotland

Rudall & Rose no. 1040
Sothebys - Lot 231: RUDALL & ROSE_(FL LONDON 1821-1852)_A SIX-KEYED BOXWOOD FLUTE_LONDON, No. 1040 - CIRCA 1830 ivory mounts, silver keys with circular covers, the C and C sharp keys with pewter plugs, graduated tuning slide and stopper, stamped Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden , London, 1040 London. Estimate: 2,000 - 2,500 GBP - sold for 3,000 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium). London, 25 November 2003

Rudall & Rose no. 1057
Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction:
Cocuswood flute stamped Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, no. 1057, with six salt spoon keys on wooden blocks and two pewter plug C and C-sharp keys with square strike plates. Repaired barrel covered in red tape or thread and repaired foot joint tenon _Estimate: 1200-1600. Sold 19th June 2009 for 1600 sterling

Rudall & Rose no. 1072
NMM 4442. Flute by Rudall & Rose, London, ca. 1824-1837. Serial no. 1072. Stamped on body: RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON; on tuning slide barrel and foot joint: RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON. Conical. Five sections. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Ivory screw-cap. Metal lining in head joint and graduated tuning slide. Six silver keys, original four in integral wooden mounts; two additions in silver mounts. Closed keys: B-flat, G-sharp, short F, D-sharp; additions: long c'', long F. Lowest note d'. Total length, 599.3 mm. Sounding length, 524.4 mm. Ex coll.: Alec Hodsdon, Lavenham, England. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1988.

Rudall & Rose no. 1093
Ref.: JMackvane
Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 1093, cocuswood, silver keys, pewter Eb key (Ref. C&F: Rudall & Rose 3260 in auction, Marietta Georgia thread, 27 Mar 2017 )

Rudall & Rose no. 1115
Christies - Lot 363:
RUDALL & ROSE _A COCUS WOOD FLUTE, LONDON, CIRCA 1830 _Stamped Rudall & Rose No 15 PLAZZA COVENT GARDEN LONDON 1115, sounding length: 22_ in. (578 mm) with case (2). Estimate: $300 - $400 - Sold for $2,000. Sale 2204 _Fine Musical Instruments 13 October 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza

Rudall & Rose no. 1144
Ref.: JMackvane
Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 1144, boxwood, silver keys, pewter Eb key (Ref. C&F: Rudall & Rose 3260 in auction, Marietta Georgia thread, 27 Mar 2017 )

Rudall & Rose no. 1156
David Lay, Penzance UK
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1156 - Description: An eight-keyed cocuswood flute by Rudall & Rose, London, stamped Rudall & Rose, No. 1 5, Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1156, silver mounts, silver keys with salt spoon cup covers, the C and C# keys with pewter plugs, turning slide and graduated stopper, circa 1825, a f. David Lay, Penzance, UK -Lot 207 sold November 17, 1994

Rudall & Rose no. 1187
Burnt Common Auction Rooms:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1187. "An eight-keyed cocuswood flute by Rudall & Rose, London, circa 1830, stamped Rudall & Rose, No. 15, Piazza, Covent Garden, London, silver mounts and keys with saltspoon cup covers, the C, C sharp and E flat keys with pewter plugs, tuning slide with graduated stopper, in original leather case. *Rudall & Rose were at this address between 1827 and 1837. The embouchure has a metal plate to correct a crack in the head joint. The number on the flute is 1187". Presented by Ewbank's, Burnt Common Auction Rooms - Lot 1221- July 6th, 2006. Sold for £1200

Rudall & Rose no. 1188
Boosey & Hawkes Museum:
Stamp: Rudall & Rose No 15 PLAZZA COVENT GARDEN LONDON 1188 - 2004.767 Flute, boxwood, 8-key (Rudall & Rose #1188, London, c 1840)

Rudall & Rose no. 1292
: Stamp: Rudall & Rose No 15 PLAZZA COVENT GARDEN LONDON 1292 - pewter E flat key (C&F ref.: Thread: Rudal and Rose on Ebay - Dec 04, 2004)

Rudall & Rose no. 1317
Sothebys - Lot 232:
RUDALL & ROSE_(FL LONDON 1821-1852)_AN EIGHT-KEYED ROSEWOOD FLUTE_LONDON, No. 1317 - CIRCA 1830 silver mounts, silver keys with circular covers, the C, C sharp and E flat keys with pewter plugs, horn-bushed emboucure, tuning slide and graduated stopper stamped Rudall & Rose, No. 15, Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 1317 - sounding length 22 3/4in., 57.8cm. Estimate: 3,000 - 3,500 GBP - sold for 4,200 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium). London, 25 November 2003

Rudall & Rose no. 1320
Gardiner-Houlgate Bath auction:
BOXWOOD AND IVORY FLUTE STAMPED RUDALL & ROSE, NO. 15 PLAZZA, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, SER. NO. 1320, with eight keys on wooden blocks, contemporary cased. Lot nr 0098: estimated price £1100. Sold for 300 Sterling, on 30th March, 2007, Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction. Sold for 5.100 USD = 2999 sterling on E-Bay October 27th, 2007

Rudall & Rose no. 1331
Rudall & Rose Flute 15 Piazza, Covent Garden for Sale 1331 on E-bay. Purchased at car boot sale for 10 sterling. Cocuswood, silver salt spoon keys and rings, Silver sleeve repair on tenon, missing the levers for the C and C sharp keys. Original box, lid seperated from the bottom. Location: Matlock, United Kingdom. Sold for 1019 sterling 18th March, 2012 http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86999

Rudall & Rose no. 1350
D.M.:
Rudall & Rose NO. 15 PIAZZA, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON 1350 - boxwood, medium holes, silver salt spoon keys and rings. For sale by D.M. in July 2007 "Reasonable offers solicited. It's 8 key, plays down to C, is a medium-holed model. Couple of repaired cracked. Ivory rings with no cracks. Case is not original. It plays pretty nicely and looks lovely."



Rudall & Rose no. 1364
Mike Meyerstein:
Rudall & Rose NO. 15 PIAZZA, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON 1364 - cocus wood, Silver ribbed barrel around embouchure, silver salt spoon keys and rings, left hand forefinger notch in upper body of flute. Sold for 2100 sterling, October 8th, 2011

Rudall & Rose no. 1376
Gardiner-Houlgate Bath auction:
ROSEWOOD FLUTE BY RUDALL & ROSE, STAMPED RUDALL & ROSE NO. 15 PIAZZA, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, SER. NO. 1376, with eight keys on wooden blocks, rosewood case. Sold 21st september 2007, Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction.

Rudall & Rose no. 1410
E-Bay listing:
Stamp: Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1410. boxwood, silver keys and rings, old repair on head joint (silver bushing around crack through head joint socket area), ivory inset in embouchure hole, wooden case, not original. Seller at Cheadle, Manchester. Was for sale in Hobgoblin store, Manchester for 4.500 sterlng before being placed on E-Bay. Sold for 3.500 sterling December 7th, 2011

Rudall & Rose no. 1413
Craig's List, Boston/Cambridge:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1413 or 1418? (difficult to accurately decipher the fourth digit) - Cocus wood, eight salt spoon keys, unusual in that even the C & C sharp keys are salt spoon - two head joints, a single piece unlined head joint and a head joint with slide with a crack through the embouchure and a a cracked barrel. Mahogony and brass box with "M.J. Oleonnell" and "Kerry Regt" on the nameplate. On sale Craig's List, Boston/Cambridge for 3000 USD, December 14, 2014

Rudall & Rose no. 1416
Ref.: Jack McLeod:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1416 - Cocus wood, seven silver keys (early type saltspoon), no long F, silver rings as ferrules, small holes, C/C-sharp overlapping, square C/C-sharp strike plates, Eb padded

Rudall & Rose no. 1456
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester:
RNCM 43 - Rudall & Rose B-flat - RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON 1456 - Cocus wood, 6 silver flat cup keys, and pewter C# and C keys, ivory crown and rings (Ref.: M.D. C&F Re: Old Rudall on Craig's List, Sat. Dec. 20, 2014)

Rudall & Rose no. 1477 Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1477 - Cocuswood, eight silver keys, silver ring - A=430. Owner in USA - November 17th, 2001

Rudall & Rose no. 1535
Ref.: Jack McLeod:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1535 - Cocus wood, eight silver keys (early type saltspoon), broad ivory bands as ferrules, small holes, C/C-sharp overlapping, square C/C-sharp strike plates, Eb padded. On sale at one point by Just Flutes, London

Rudall & Rose no. 1565
E-Bay listing:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London serial no. 1565 - cocuswood , silver keys - Measures 660 mm (26 in.). Seller Murraykin, location Hertfordshire. Sold 27th May, 2012 for 1617 sterling

Rudall & Rose no. 1657
Berryman:
RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON 1657 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys mm

Rudall & Rose no. 1686
Castle Museum York:
Description: Flute : Rudall & Rose, No.15 Piazza, Covent Garden. (serial no.1686), early 19c. Boxwood, white metal eight white metal keys (interocking bascule C & C# with pewter plugs, D#, F, long F, G#, Bb, C) on knobs. Wide tone holes, barrel.

Rudall & Rose no. 1710
Private owner P.C.:
RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON 1710 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, rings - Owner Pat Casey, Pearl River, N.Y. (Ref.: Irtrad-l. Friday, 14th November, 1997)

Rudall & Rose no. 1713 (1718?)
Arthur Haswell:
Rudall & Rose 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1713 or possibly 1718 - flute, with thirteen keys: eight flat salt spoon keys, and five pewter plug foot joint keys: Eb, C#, C, B, Bb - complete with original damaged case. Seller's description: "This is one of only half a dozen Rudall & Rose flutes that we know of to come with a footjoint down to low Bb. We believe this example to be the best of those that have survived, and also the earliest, dating from c1830. It is complete and all original, in very good condition, and comes in its original case. This is a tour-de-force of the flutemakers' art, furnished with every extra available. The workmanship is superb but the eye is continually drawn to the footjoint, with its finely carved ribs and blocks, and beautiful keywork, intact and in excellent condition. Tone holes are all of a similar size as befits a flute of this period. We find the flute plays with a sweet lyrical sound around A=440 with the tuning slide pulled out about 4mm. Total length 75cm. Sounding length from centre of embouchure hole to upper edge of B tone hole (i.e. as though it had a C-foot) is 58.1cm. Condition is generally very good. We have tidied and secured old repairs to cracks in the head, barrel, and main body section, and do not expect these to present problems in the future. The silver keys are all excellent and show no sign of abuse or repair. We have serviced this flute ready for sale. The box is also a superb piece of crafsmanship, featuring a curved base as well as the more familiar top. Renovated and for sale by Arthur Haswell for £3995, April, 2017. Previously sold on December 11th 2014 at a musical instrument auction by Leonard Joel in Melbourne, Australia for 1400 AUD- Condition report from Leonard Joel Auction by Sasa Mitic: "The number from what I can make out is 1713 or 1718 the last number I can't make out with certainty. Please also note the case has faults." (photo cop. Leonard Joel Auction)

Rudall & Rose 1713

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Rudall & Rose no. 1717
C:
Stamp: Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1771 - cocuswood?, Wilkes head joint, silver keys, silver rings

Rudall & Rose no. 1747
Kevin Krell:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1747 - cocuswood, silver keys, silver rings. "I have a lovely R&R for sale, typical 8 key, African blackwood (I think) which was originally purchased from a fellow C&F some time ago... As usual with a flute this age, an invisible repair has been performed on the head (under side of the blow hole) and another repair on one of the small key blocks. Both very well done indeed...t comes with an old box/case with very old velvet lining, and a name "Geoff Young" engraved on a little plaque on the outside/top of the case. It is stamped Rudall & Rose, No 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, LONDON, 1747. Asking Price: $2,000 USD (I do hope this is a reasonable asking price?) (the dark piper) (Ref C&F Thread: R&R 8 Key No 1747 - 8th May, 2015 - sold 12th May, 2015). - "The upper body is stamped 1747, which would make it be pretty early, instead. So it may well have had additional life breathed into it with appropriate replacement sections. Definitely well-worn (and presumably well-played). Lots of nicks and repaired cracks, blocks, etc. The head was split on the back of the head, with another close to the embouchure." K. Krell - "This was Jon Carlos' flute, you can can hear him play it on the Flute Players of Roscommon CD and Comhaltas web archives. I can't vouch whether it is one flute or a combo but I've played it. Story goes that Jon got it many years ago as a trade for a tenor banjo in a shop in Manchester" M. Priestly (Ref. C&F Thread: World's most worn & repaired Rudall?- 4th March, 2016)

Rudall & Rose no. 1795
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctioneers UK:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1795 - boxwood, silver keys with flat cups, pewter Eb, C# and C keys without strike plates, ivory rings, head joint (possible ivory cap? missing), original box. Viewing: Finchcocks Musical Museum - Auction description: Lot 69 - An eight-keyed boxwood flute by Rudall and Rose, London, circa 1830 , ivory mounts, silver keys with circular covers, the E flat, C and C sharp keys with pewter plugs, graduated tuning slides and stopper, stamped Rudall & Rose, No 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 1795 , with original mahogany case, sounding length 60cm. Condition report: The parts disassemble easily, The head tuning slide is stiff but free.There are no cracks in the tubing. The lower mount of the barrel joint has one old hairline crack, also new crack in upper mount of barrel joint. This item does not ship to the USA . Auction 11th of May, 2016. Sold for £3,500 + buyer's premium + V.A.T. (photo cop. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctioneers UK)
Rudall & Rose 1795

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Rudall & Rose no. 1803
D. O. owner:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1803 - cocuswood, eight silver keys (early type saltspoon), silver rings and horn rings as ferrules, square C sharp/C strike plates, Eb padded salt spoon key. D. O. purchased this flute from Jon Dodd

Rudall & Rose no. 1848
Padraig O Mhaoldomnhaigh Collection:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1848 - cocuswood, silver keys, silver rings, 673 mm

Rudall & Rose no. 1858
J. M. owner:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1858 - cocuswood, eight silver keys (early type saltspoon), silver rings and horn rings as ferrules, small holes/medium holes, C/C-sharp overlapping, square C/C-sharp strike plates, Eb padded salt spoon key

Rudall & Rose no. 1871
Ref.: JMackvane
Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 1871, boxwood, silver keys, pewter Eb key (Ref. C&F: Rudall & Rose 3260 in auction, Marietta Georgia thread, 27 Mar 2017 )

Rudall & Rose no. 1885
M. L. owner:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1885 - cocuswood, nine silver keys (early type saltspoon), silver rings and horn rings as ferrules, small holes/medium holes, C/C-sharp overlapping, square C/C-sharp, B, strike plates, Eb padded salt spoon key

Rudall & Rose no. 1896
Private collection Ireland:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1896 - cocuswood, seven silver keys, silver rings (Ref.: woodenflute list D.M. , 2003)

Rudall & Rose no. 1899
Christies - Lot 326:
AN EIGHT-KEYED COCUSWOOD FLUTE _By Rudall & Rose, 19th century _Stamped Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 1899 and further stamped Rudall & Rose, London, twice, with a distressed leather case, the electroplated keys with six 'salt-spoon' cup covers and two pewter covers at the foot joint_Sounding length -- 23_ in. (59 cm.) Estimate: £600 - £900 ($910 - $1,400) - Sold for £3,250 ($5,376). Sale 5910 Christie's Interiors 28 July 2009. London, South Kensington

Rudall & Rose 1899

Rudall & Rose 1899



Rudall & Rose no. 1900?
Christies - Lot 149:
A rosewood and silver-mounted flute_branded Rudall and Rose/London No.1900, with eight keys with pewter plugs, the sounding length 22_in. (56.6cm). Estimate: £300 - £500 ($480 - $800) - Sold for £293 ($468) Sale 6928 19 June 1995. London, South Kensington. I believe this serial number to be wrong as D M purchased a boxwood Rudall & Rose flute with serial number 1900

Rudall & Rose no. 1900
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1900 - A boxwood Rudall & Rose no. 1900 with a large embouchure hole. Pewter plugs over metal-lined holes for C#, C. Owner in USA. Sighted on C&F site Oct 31, 2005 (ref. C&F 2nd Nov. 2005 - Patent head Rudall & Rose on E-bay thread) - See even above where Christies describe Rudall & Rose no. 1900 as a rosewood and silver-mounted flute sold in 1995?. Beautiful large-holed boxwood Rudall & Rose, #1900. It's a gorgeous premium Rudall, 8 sterling keys. In nice Nottingham case via Chris Wilkes. Bands are wide custom matching from crown down to the foot, ivory under the crown. Play 440 solid at 1/8" extended. it has the ergonomic Nicholson fittings at the left index and the right thumb. The barrel is a Rudall/Rose/Carte replacement done long long ago in matching boxwood. A head/barrel crack (not the embouchure) sealed long before it came to me 10 years ago has never leaked and I guarantee same. Serious flute for someone who really wants a classic Boxwood Rudall. $6,500. http://www.flickr.com/photos/70135495@N07/6371361257/in/photostream. Sold Dec 05, 2011 (Ref.: C&F FS: Boxwood Rudall & Rose Nov 16th, 2011)


Rudall & Rose no. 1904 (Rudall & Rose 4904?)
David Lamont, owner:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1904 - cocuswood, 10 silver keys, silver rings, pewter C#, C, B, Bb (Ref.: 17th May, 2017, Flute History Channel - David Lamont: "I have #4904 with a Bb foot". "Perhaps the serial is #1904. It's pretty faint. The rings are metal".


Rudall & Rose no. 1910
E-Bay listing:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1910 - cocuswood, silver keys, silver rings with horn rings, horn ring missing from barrel, horn ring missing from right hand tenon, horn ring missing from foot joint tenon and end cap, silver sleeve around embouchure hole, cracked head joint and barrel, saltspoon Eb key, pewter C# and C keys, C# plug part missing and touch broken off. Square strike plates for for C# and C keys, cork position indicator bobble broken off- From Martin Duckworth: This flute was sold at a Silverwoods of Lancashire "Rediscovery auction" on September 22nd, 2017 for £400 + fees (Lot nr 4160 - BOX INC SILVER PLATED FLUTE & ETHNIC INSTRUMENTS). E-bay sellers description: c1827-37 - A Rudall & Rose Flute Number 1910 Address no15 Plazza Covent Garden London ( PLEASE SEE ALL 30 IMAGES), Condition is two or three harline cracks, lots of wear, one broken key which will need replacing, keys spring back well but no doubt it will all need a service and some attention before using please be happy with condition before bidding. IMPORTANT (all images are located in the description) FRONT AND BACK please check condition and please study all of the Many large images which form the main part of my description, , FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE THE AUCTION ENDS, thanks" eBay item number: 132104821754 - Seller and Location: sooty394 Craig Sutton, 9 Greenfield Terrace, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire BB53RL, United Kingdom - Bidding ends 1st March, 2017- Sold for £1020.01 (photo cop. Craig Sutton)

Rudall & Rose 1910

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Rudall & Rose no. 1959
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 440: RUDALL & ROSE / N°. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 1959 - Mark on upper body. Mark on barrel, lower, foot: RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON. Cap top: (Coat of arms) / RUDALL & ROSE / PATENTEES. Physical description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head. 13 keys, round flat flaps, pin in block. Foot to B-flat. All foot joint keys are metal plug over square tonehole plates. Pewter E-flat key. Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked. Each of 3 sockets terminates with a brown animal horn ferrule above the silver ferrule. Barrel joint unusually short externally speaking, most of its length being an unequally long tenon (3.5 cm.). Cocus, silver patented tuning screw cap and ferrule at embouchure, silver keys, ferrules. Animal horn ferrules.; 74.5 cm. Possibly made 1832?. Provenance: J. Clayton Boyes, Bushey, England, 8 Oct. 1924.

Rudall & Rose no. 1984
D. O. owner:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 1984 - boxwood, seven silver keys (early type saltspoon) (ref: D. O. owner regarding key information), silver rings and horn rings as ferrules, small holes, C sharp/C-overlapping, square C sharp/C strike plates, Eb padded

Rudall & Rose no. 20???
Yale Univ. Historical Musical Instrument collection:
Ref.: (John McLeod, Nov. 2014) Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, no 20?? (correct serial number unknown)- eight silver keys, silver rings, C sharp/C overlapping, square C sharp/C strike plates. Accquired by Yale 1979 - exhibit number 3263

Rudall & Rose no. 2001
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 0825: Rudall & Rose / Flute in A or A-flat - RUDALL & ROSE / N° 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 2001 - Mark on upper body. Mark on barrel, lower body, foot: RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON - Physical description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head. Cocus, silver lip plate ferrule, silver keys and ferrules, animal horn ferrules.; 81.7 cm. 8 keys, saltspoon with pewter plugs for low C# (A#), C (A). Pin in block. Provenance: G. A. Rose, London, 24 Dec. 1928. Referred by John Sebastian Morley, of the harp-making firm, J. Geo. Morley, London, who had, in turn, been referred by Walter C. McQuillen, of Los Angeles. Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked. Middle joint socket cracked. Foot joint socket cracked. C#, C key block missing wood-separating element, and front side of block broken and replaced. Of 7 original animal horn ferrules, only 2 are intact, 2 are widely cracked, 3 are missing. Each silver ferrule is adjacent to an animal horn ferrule, positioned as a decorative element. This is either a flute d'amore in A, or, less likely, a band flute in high pitch A-flat, and therefore called a B-flat flute. However, the fragile design of an animal horn ferrule ahead of the more supportive silver ferrule at each socket may indicate an instrument less well suited for outdoor flute band usage. In letter from G. A. Rose to DCM, 20 Sept. 1928, he states: "...they [DCM 817, 825 and 826] have been in my father's family many years...." DCM ledger states that G. A. Rose was "Referred by W. C. McQuillen (through J. Geo. Morley)." G. A. Rose had been a restorer of paintings in London for 30 years when he first contacted Miller on 20 Sept. 1928, offering to sell him three flutes (DCM 817, 825 and 826). Rose's friend, John Sebastian Morley, of the harp-making firm, J. Geo. Morley in London, had shown Rose some photographs of Miller's collection. On 7 Aug. 1928, Morley had been visited by Walter C. McQuillen, a retired banker, amateur flutist, and world traveller, based in Los Angeles, who was a long-time friend of Miller's. Morley wrote to Miller the same day, saying: "I have today received a visit from Mr. McQuillen who has asked me to communicate with you should I come across interesting old flutes, or other instruments of that family." Thus, it was via Morley, via McQuillen, that G. A. Rose came to contact Miller.

Rudall & Rose no. 2002
Ref.: Jack McLeod:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2002 - Cocus wood, twelve silver keys (early type saltspoon), silver rings and horn rings as ferrules, medium/large toneholes, Bb/C on rollers next to C-sharp overlapping, square strike plates, Eb padded, silver band on headjoint

Rudall & Rose no. 2005
Ref.: Jack McLeod:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2005 - Cocus wood and silver, silver rings and horn rings, eleven silver keys - standard eight plus Bb (or A?) below C, two trill keys above top C natural, Bb key has extra (lower) touch. Headjoint tenon slots into left hand joint, ie the reverse of the usual practice. Silver band on headjoint, foot keys have rollers and hence don't overlap. Eb padded. Pewter plug strike plates are square. Source spotted on Ebay, Jan, 2014

Rudall & Rose no. 2008?
E-Bay listing:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2008? - Here I have an exceptional flute by Rudall & Rose. Fully restored by Chris Wilkes. This is a lovely playing flute, responsive, nicely balance and with a clear tone which for me plays at 440 with the head out about 1.5 cm. There is a charming inscription on the silver embouchure band which dates the flute to 1835. Serial number 2008 (my best guess as it's quite faint). E-bay listing. Starting bid was 2.500 sterling - no bids - unsold January 21, 2014.

Rudall & Rose no. 2021
M. D. owner:
Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 2021 - F flute, cocus wood, ivory rings, ivory end cap, missing ivory crown, crack in barrel,  bent keys, cocus sheath covering tuning slide, salt spoon Eb key, pewter C# and C keys with bushed holes instead of metal strike plates, length 22 in. Sold May 21st (?), 2004 for 1.000 USD? to Andrew Kirby. The flute appeared on E-bay and is now owned by M. D. who has had the flute restored.

Rudall & Rose no. 2041
Ref.: Jack McLeod:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2041 - Cocus wood, eight silver keys (early type saltspoon), silver rings as ferrules, small holes, C/C-sharp overlapping, square C/C-sharp strike plates, Eb padded, high C key missing

Rudall & Rose no. 2043
Tamlyns Auction House:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2043 - boxwood with ivory rings and end cap, eight silver keys, pewter Eb key, square C/C-sharp strike plates. Tamlyns Auction House, September 12th, 2012 Lot 197

Rudall & Rose no. 2085
E-bay listing:
Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 2085 - cocus wood, ivory rings, crown, crack through round embouchure hole. Unlined head joint with missing ivory ring, partially broken long F-key block,  padded Eb key, pewter C# & C keys without strike plates, or inset metal tubes for the pewter key pads to rest on. "Antique 8 key Flute by Rudall & Rose - Beautifully made flute with silver keys.The flute is in need of restoration. Missing the end cap and one ferrule. Crack to the lower ferrule.The blocks for the long f key are damaged but the key is still functional. Main section needs freeing to separate from lower section and barrel. Keys and springs are all intact. Overall length: 66.2 cm. Main section stamped: Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London, Barrel, lower section & foot-joint stamped: Rudall & Rose, London. No case but will be safely packed for shipping". E-bay/UK. Sold 8th March, 2016 för £770

Rudall & Rose no. 2130
J. H.:
Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 2130, 10 keys, B-flat foot - C#-Eb length of 260mm, made ca 1833. Original box. Purchased from an E-Bay seller, Kendal

Rudall & Rose no. 2202
Nesbits Auctions:
Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 2202 - cocuswood, missing crown, silver embouchure plate, silver reversed tenon at top of body, 12 silver keys, missing long F key and R1 Tromlitz lever för Bb, silver rings, E och D trill keys, saltspoon Eb key, pewter C#, C, B, Bb keys with square strike plates, Nesbits Auctioneers 7 Clarendon Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire: Lot nr. 427 Seller's description: "19th Century rosewood (possibly 'cocus wood), flute by Rudall and Rose, London, Covent Garden, London, 2202, with nickel fittings, the reverse of the head joint bares family crest, monogram of a unicorns head in profile and coronet, above the letters 'A.K.B.' piece is stamped 'Rudall and Rose London', length from embouchure to foot base, 66cm. Estimate: 200-300" Sold 29th July, 2015 for £1600 plus buyers premium. This flute was valuated in 2004 by www.justanswer.com: (Ref.: http://www.justanswer.com/musical-instrument-appraisal/6oi8y-1833-rudall-rose-rosewood-flute-serial-no-2202-covent-garden.ht - Resolved Question: 1833 Rudall Rose rosewood flute. Serial no. 2202 (Covent Garden). Engraved crest (heraldic unicorn with initials) on silver headstock mount. G# XXXXX missing. No case. Value? Submitted: 3 years ago. Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal. Read more: http://www.justanswer.com/musical-instrument-appraisal/6oi8y-1833-rudall-rose-rosewood-flute-serial-no-2202-covent-garden.html#ixzz3he4eszcE

Rudall & Rose no. 2241
Dayton C. Miller collection:
DCM 0026: Rudall & Rose / Flute in C - RUDALL & ROSE / N°. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 2241 -  Mark on upper section. Barrel, lower and foot joints marked: RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON - Physical description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head. Boxwood, ivory ring at embouchure, silver keys, adjustment shaft and ferrules, pewter plugs, metal-lined head.; 63.8 cm. Provenance: Secondhand store, Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, Aug. 1912. NOTES DCM ledger: "Apparently half an inch has been cut off from barrel joint to sharpen pitch." Key Holes System: 8 keys, 6 saltspoon and 2 pewter plugs over square plates for C#, C, pin in block.

Rudal & Rose no. 2259
Andrew Kirby:
Rudall & Rose 15 Piazza Street, Covent Garden London 2259 - cocuswood, ivory rings, small holes. E-bay listing won by Andrew Kirby on May 20th, 2005

Rudall & Rose no. 2272
Sotheby's - Lot 323:
RUDALL & ROSE_(FL LONDON 1821-1852) AN EIGHT-KEYED BOXWOOD FLUTE _LONDON, No. 2272 - CIRCA 1830. silver mounts and cup keys, the C and C sharp keys with pewter plugs, stamped Rudall & Rose, 15, Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 2272. Plus: a one-keyed boxwood flute by Molting, London; a rosewood B flat alto band flute by Hawkes & Son, with u-shaped metal head joint; a one-keyed pallisander piccolo, unstamped; a four-keyed boxwood flute, unstamped; a one-keyed stained boxwood flute by Button & Whitaker, an eight-keyed blackwood flute, unstamped, ivory head joint; a keyless brass band flute; a ten-keyed pallisander flute, unstamped, in case; an eight-keyed rosewood flute by Rudall & Rose, in original case; a boxwood keyless fife - Estimate: 600 - 800 GBP - sold for 1920 GBP (Hammer price with buyer's premium) London. 08 November 2005

Rudall & Rose no. 2293
Done Deal Ireland:
Rudall & Rose, 15, Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 2293. nine silver keys and rings, Eb, C, C# and B keys with pewter plugs and roller touch, Pinned head joint. E-bay listing: eBay item number: 331863217549 - 29th May, 2016 and sold 2nd June, 2016 for 157 euros, but the winning bidder never received the flute - Sellers description: "Antique African Blackwood Rudall & Rose Flute. Stamped Sterling Silver 9 keys. Extra long foot joint (B), (Pewter plugs seated in silver cups). All original. All parts stamped with maker's name and serial number 2293. Age appropriate condition- very good/excellent. Recently serviced- invoice for same available. Impeccable playing condition. Selling for personal reasons. :(This flute was offered again on Done Deal Ireland July 14th, 2016 for 3,750 euros by same E-bay seller Jim, Ennis, Clare (photo cop. Jim ?)

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Rudall & Rose no. 2305
Private collection:
RUDALL & ROSE / NO. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 2305 - cocuswood, nine silver keys, silver rings, foot joint to B-flat. 739 mm. Original box and certificate. Made about 1830

Rudall & Rose no. 2342? Celtic Cove photo:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2342? - boxwood, eight silver keys (later type saltspoon), silver rings as ferrules, medium/large holes, C/C-sharp interlocking, square C/C-sharp strike plates, padded Eb key. Ivory embouchure insert. The serial number may be incorrect as it is difficult to decipher the last digit of the serial number in the photo of the flute on the web page: http://www.folktrust.org/pages/music/flute3.html#RUDALL%20&%20ROSE%201820'S. Description of flute: "This flute appears to be a little different from the mode of the typical flutes shown here and may be either a custom order or an experimental model. Seemingly 1/2 inch is cut off from the barrel joint to sharpen the pitch"

Rudall & Rose no. 2370 Paul McGlinchy owner:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2370 - boxwood, eight silver keys (later type saltspoon), silver rings as ferrules, medium/large holes, C/C-sharp interlocking, square C/C-sharp strike plates, Eb pewter plug. Ivory embouchure insert. Excellent condition. Purchased on E-bay around the end of 2007/beginning of 2008

Rudall & Rose no. 2402
University of Edinburgh:
Stamped "RUDALL & ROSE / NO. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 2402". Technical description: Cocus; 5 sections; silver keys; 7 silver ferrules; embouchure-plate of synthetic fabric glued on; metal-lined head; tuning-slide; graduated screw-stopper; large circular embouchure-hole; large finger-holes for L2, R1, R2; overlapping low C/C_ touches. Keymount type: knob. Keyhead type: saltspoon, with pewter plugs and metal key-hole surrounds on foot. Repair History: Lower body crack pinned in two places; embouchure fabric probably added by a previous owner. Formerly belonged to the French flute-player Boucher, who settled in Edinburgh and bequeathed his music and instruments, and funds for a travelling scholarship, to Edinburgh University. Measures: 657 mm. http://194.250.19.151/media/UEDIN/IMAGE/0032035d.jpg
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Rudall & Rose no. 2418
E-bay listing:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2418 - Boxwood non original Rudall & Rose head joint, repaired crack on barrel, cocuswood body, silver rings and horn ferrules on three tenons, eight silver keys, square C/C-sharp strike plates, salt spoon padded Eb key - Sellers description: Rudall & Rose Silver Keyed Flute No. 15 Piazza Serial No. 2418 Unrestored "Wooden flute with silver joints and silver keys with nickel mechanisms, wooden tuning cap with silver end. Above each of the silver joints is another joint made of either horn or some sort of bakelite-type substance. I am not an expert on flutes by any means and am trying to list as many faults as I can see so please email me for further description and/or photographs you may require. The first joint after the head joint has a crack in it (see photographs) I have photographed it from the outside and from the inside as best I can. The next 2 joints I could not get apart and did not want to force. All the keys on these two joints appear to function except for the last one which is very slow in returning to the closed position, I believe this is because it requires a jolly good clean.  I can't see any cracks in these two sections to my eye. The last section doesn't appear to have any cracks in it either and the keys seem to function correctly, there is a nibble/chip to the horn end (see photo).  I assume the head joint to be of boxwood, I can see no cracks in this joint however there is discolouration and I assume loss of finish around the region of the embouchure and a scratch/chip to the right hand side of the hole (see photo). I am listing this at a starting price of £999 with no reserve. Please note this listing is for UK postage only and I will not be accepting any bids from overseas". Bidding ends 5th February, 2017. (Photo cop. seller)

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Rudall & Rose no. 2458?
Catherine McEvoy: Rudall & Rose no. 2458 (Reported as not the correct serial number for Catherine's flute). Unlined head joint. "Tom McHale who was a whistle and flute player from Tulsk Co. Roscommon. He lived in Birmingham for a few years and I think he was more widely known for his whistle playing -- but he was a fine flute player and actually used to play the flute I have now." Catherine's flute was serviced by Jon Dodd, Miltown Malbay in July 2016

Rudall & Rose no. 2464
Bonhams:
Branded Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 2464, A silver and cocus wood flute by Rudall & Rose, London, 1833 - Length from embouchure to foot base 591mm (23 1/4in) with eight padded silver keys (salt spoon), two articulated (pewter), restorations (repaired cracks in head joint), in fitted case. (2) - 5 Oct 2011 11:00 BST London, New Bond Street Fine Musical Instruments auction. Lot 4 - Sold for £2,125 inc. premium http://images1.bonhams.com/image?src=Images/live/2011-09/08/8408955-1-1.jpg (Photo cop. Bonhams)

Rudall & Rose 2464

Rudall & Rose 2464



Rudall & Rose no. 2465
Yale Collection of Musical Instruments:
Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 2465 - Description: Flute of rosewood (cocus wood) in five pieces, with silver ferrules. Eight silver, salt-spoon cup keys. The C-sharp and B keys have pewter plugs. Stamped on upper middle joint: RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA/ COVENT GARDEN/ LONDON/ 2465. Stamped on barrel and lower middle joint: RUDALL & ROSE/ LONDON. Head and foot joints are not stamped. Silver inscription plate missing from headjoint.

Rudall & Rose no. 2479
Christies - Lot 165:
An eight-keyed rosewood flute by Rudall & Rose stamped Rudall & Rose...London/2479, with silver keys (two lacking) and mounts, the sounding length 23 1/8in. (53.7cm.), in a brass bound box with another head joint. Estimate: £200 - £400 ($311 - $621) - Sold for £598 ($928). Sale 7286 12 July 1996. London, South Kensington

Rudall & Rose no. 2506
D.L.:
Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 2506, silver keys, pewter Eb key - owned by DL 18th Nov, 2005 (Ref. C&F Patent head Rudall & Rose on E-Bay thread)

Rudall & Rose no. 2507
Ref.: JMackvane
Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 2507, cocuswood, silver keys, pewter Eb key (Ref. C&F: Rudall & Rose 3260 in auction, Marietta Georgia thread, 27 Mar 2017 )

Rudall & Rose no. 2528
D. O. owner:
Stamped Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 2528 - cocuswood, silver keys, padded Eb salt spoon key and 3 pewter keys C#, C and B. C# and C keys with rollers, Jem Hammond says there is a "Tromlitz lever extra touch for the thumb Bb", "head joint at the side near the embouchure, the barrel is also cracked, fitted box, looks original. Lid separated from box, no certificate in box lid. Sellers description: "Antique Early 19th Century 9 Key Rudall & Rose Flute No 2528 - Possibly Rose Wood - There are 2 cracks in one section, see pictures. With original box, the cloth hinge is broken, see pictures for condition. Stamped Rudall & Rose, No15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 2528. This address dates the Flute 1827 to 1837. This is a restoration project, I will attempt to answer any questions?" - Ebay item number: 252735942747 - location: Hampshire, United Kingdom Starting bid 23rd January, 2017 £2,000- bidding ends 29th January, 2017. Relisted and ended January 30th, 2017, no registered bids. (Photo cop. seller). Purchased by D. O.

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Rudall & Rose no. 2530
Private collection:
Rudall & Rose - RUDALL & ROSE / N°. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 2530 . Silver decorated acanthus leaf style, silver gilt emouchure barrel, silver gilt double sprung keys, lined key slots, and engraved rings, in the manner of Rudall & Rose no. 829. 662 mm. Made about 1830

Rudall & Rose no. 2602
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 0022: Rudall & Rose / Flute in C - RUDALL & ROSE / N°. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 2602 - Physical description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head, foot to D. Extra foot to B-flat. Cocus, silver cap, lip plate ferrule, keys and ferrules, pewter plug with metal-lined D#.; 59.7 cm., 73.9 cm., pewter E-flat key (C#, C, B, Bb) Provenance: Source not known. Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked. Mechanical cork adjustment needs to be rebuilt. DCM ledger: "At one time had 11 keys; an extra lever for B-flat has been removed." Key holes system: 6 or 10 keys, round key flaps, pin in block, pewter plug over square metal plate for D#; extra B-flat foot with pewter plug over square plates, and with rollers for C, B, B-flat. Automatic cork and tuning slide adjustment device (British Patent No. 6338) (Patent head). Marked on upper piece. Mark on cap: RUDALL & ROSE (coat of arms) / PATENTEES; on lower piece and foot:

Rudall & Rose no. 2625
Bate Collection:
RUDALL & ROSE / N°. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 2625 - Boxwood, silver keys, silver rings, saltspoon Eb key, left hand key mechanism with two open rings, prehaps for someone with a finger disabilty?. 653 mm. Made about 1830

Rudall & Rose no. 2632
Bate Collection:
RUDALL & ROSE / N°. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 2632 - Cocuswood, silver flat round keys with cork pads, silver rings, ("inverted upper body-to-barrel tenon/socket and has a high E trill key; it also has plain hockey-stick overlapping low C/C# touches"), pewter E-flat key, repaired head joint crack through the embouchure, "reduced, pinned, top dressed" ("No. 2632 has a smallish, round and rather raggedly shaped embouchure (which plays admirably, it must be said!") Jem Hammond). Made about 1830 (Ref.: C&F A party of R&Rs! with photos - April 13th, 2010)

Rudall & Rose no. 2707
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester:
RNCM 43 - Rudall & Rose B-flat - RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON 2707 - 6 keys, cocuswood, ivory crown and rings, original case with certificate

Rudall & Rose no. 2718
Pádraig Ó Mhaoldomnhaigh collection:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2718 - cocuswood, silver keys, silver rings, silver crown, pewter E-flat key, 659 mm. (made about 1830 R. Bigio) (Ref.: Rudall, Rose & Carte : the art of the flute in Britain / Robert Bigio)

Rudall & Rose no. 2798
Sotheby's:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2718 - boxwood four silver keys, silver rings, pewter E-flat key - Sold at auction, November 1993

Rudall & Rose no. 2831
Gardiner Houlgate:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2831 - Cocuswood, eight flat silver keys, claw C# & C touch, pewter E-flat key, square strike plates, silver rings, original box, hinge unbroken. G&H description: "Good 19th century English ebony eight keyed flute by and stamped Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, no. 2831, total length 665mm, sound length 587mm, case - Estimate: £2000-2500" Lot 0847-0 - Sold for £1850 + 24% buyer's premium £444 = £2,294, July 16th, 2016

Rudall & Rose no. 2843
Gardiner Houlgate:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 2843 - Cocuswood, eight silver keys, silver rings, pewter E-flat key. Sold for £980 + fee and V.A.T.

Rudall & Rose no. 2868
National Music Museum, Vermillion, SD 57069:
NMM 1347. Flute by Rudall & Rose, London, ca. 1824-1837. Serial no. 2868. Stamped on body: RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON7/ 2868; on tuning slide barrel, lower body, and foot joint: RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON. Five sections. Cocus, silver ferrules. Wooden screw-cap, ivory screw, graduated silver screw-pin. Metal lining in head joint and tuning slide. Nine silver keys, eight in integral wooden mounts; alternate B-flat lever in added wooden mount (repair or later addition). Closed keys: long c'', double B-flat, G-sharp, short F, long F, D-sharp. Articulated, pewter-plug keys: c-sharp', c'. Lowest note c'. Total length, 666.1 mm. Sounding length, 588.5 mm. Ex coll.: Ellis Houghton, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Rudall & Rose no. 2883
Flutefry:
RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON/ 2883 - Beautiful fine-grained, matched cocus, with 8 sterling keys. All foot keys are pewter plugs. Top joint marked No 15, Piazza, Covent Garden, London, and all other joints marked "Rudall and Rose, London". Nearly invisible repaired cracks in head and barrel. Keys are set up with light and even touch. Tenons are corked. Comes with an old case, which may be original, but I am not sure. Said pro had strong illumination and a magnifying glass and said I was mistaken about a crack in the head joint, and that there 3 small repaired dings, but no cracks. So 2883 is unusual in having an original, uncracked, lined head. $5500 OBO. 18th August, 2012, Vancouver. Update: "This flute was described by Jon C in this thread (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=88481) as one of the magic RR flutes, and I agree. This is an exceptional flute for its free-blowing ease of playing, responsiveness and the quality of workmanship. With the right embouchure, plays well in tune. The keys are well set up and have a light and even touch. It's not a collector's flute: it has a twice repaired crack through the embouchure, the first an old pinning attempt, and a recent repair by Jon Cornia who removed the liner, reamed the joint, and reassembled, so the crack is now stable. It plays even better after the repair. It also has a repaired crack in the barrel, and a repaired key block. Shipped in a Pelican hard case, and with its original case. $4.440 plus shipping OBO, 23rd March 2015

Rudall & Rose no. 2896
Ref.: JMackvane
Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 2896, cocuswood, 11 silver keys, silver rings, pewter Eb key (Ref. C&F: Rudall & Rose 3260 in auction, Marietta Georgia thread, 27 Mar 2017 )

Rudall & Rose no. 2928
Joe Burke:
Rudall & Rose 15 Piazza Street, Covent Garden London  2928 - boxwood, eight silver keys, silver rings,  interlocking C & C-sharp keys. Pewter E-flat key (Ref.: C&F September 17th, 2006 D M)

Rudall & Rose no. 2947
Private owner P.M:
Rudall & Rose 15 Piazza Street, Covent Garden London  2947 - Silver keys, interlocking C & C-sharp keys. Broken short F-key block, but key undamaged, pewter E-flat key, damaged original box with certificate and grease pot, lid unattached. Dirty condition, cracked head joint and barrel. Gardiner & Houlgate auction: "English rosewood flute by and stamped Rudall & Rose no. 16 Plaza Covent Garden London no. 2947 case total length 648mm sound length 580mm (a.f) Estimate: 600-800" Sold för 750 GBP, hammer price - 18th September, 2014

Rudall & Rose no. 2976
Sotheby's, London UK
Rudall & Rose no. 15 Piazza Covent Garden, London 2976 - Description: Rudall & Rose fl. London, 1821-1852 An Eight-Keyed Boxwood Flute London, circa 1830 Silver mounts, silver salt spoon cup keys, patent head joint and further tuning slide between the lower middle and foot joints Stamped Rudall & Rose, No. 15, Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 2976 Sounding length 22.11/16in. 57.6cm In wallet. Lot 104 sold Sotheby's, London UK , November 17, 1994

Rudall & Rose no. 2982
University of Edinburgh:
Stamped "RUDALL & ROSE / NO 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 2982" Technical description: Boxwood; 5 sections; silver keys; 5 ivory ferrules plus cap; wood-covered, faintly graduated tuning-slide; graduated screw-stopper; metal-lined head; oval embouchure-hole; interlocking low C/C_ touches. Keymount type: knob. Keyhead type: saltspoon, with pewter plugs and metal-lined key-holes for low C/C_. Measures: 663 mm (50) http://194.250.19.151/media/UEDIN/IMAGE/0032036d.jpg

Rudall & Rose no. 3007
Gardiner & Houlgate Bath auction:
Fine English cocuswood flute by Rudall & Rose, circa 1830, stamped Rudall & Rose no. 15 Piazza Covent Garden, London, no. 3007, with eight silver keys on wooden blocks. Possible patent head?. Estimate: 1500-2500. sold for 1350 sterling 20th March 2009

Rudall & Rose no. 3012
Bate Collection:
RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON 3012 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys

Rudall & Rose no. 3036
Jon C. owner:
Nice cocus R&R (RUDALL ROSE / No. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 3036) with patent head here. Crack through embouchure but fixable surely, cracked on barrel too, high pitched - priced accordingly at 2.330 sterling = 2.669 euros = 3800 downgraded US dollars. lots of pics: Shorey Stamp: Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 3036 - Patent head, cocuswood, silversalt spoon keys, silver rings, pewter E-flat key, original box with grease pot and certificate (""The Patent head mechanism had the original leather bushings, that I have not seen in other Patent heads." "The tuning slide only needs to be pulled out 14 mm." Jon. C. Ref.: C&F January 11th, 2012)

Rudall & Rose no. 3060
Rick Wilson owner July, 1998:
Rudall & Rose no. 3060 Well, mine (Rudall & Rose #3060) is a ten-key flute. Mine goes down to low Bb. Has a patent head and a certificate of authenticity. But no pewter plug on the D#, no double touch to the Bb. (Reply from Rick regarding Rudall & Rose (Carte) no 3421). Yes. My Rudall & Rose (#3060) was made before 1837 but has a (perfectly matching) barrel joint stamped Rudall Carte. I have always assumed that that (and perhaps a good quality repair to the socket of the heartpiece) was done by the RC firm.

Rudall & Rose no. 3101
G. A. Hornchurch, owner:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 3101 - boxwood, silver keys, boxwood sheathed slide, ivory rings and end cap, claw type C/C-sharp touches, no strike plates on the foot joint - Jem Hammond "Has inset partial depth metal ring bushings instead - sort-of Potter style", pewter Eb key. Jem Hammond "I'd reckon #3101 was probably made in 1835 +/-1".

Rudall & Rose no. 3134 Ref.: Jack McLeod:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 3134 - Cocus and silver, Patent head. Claw type C/C-sharp touches, pewter plugs on round strike plates, Eb padded.. Extra modern head joint by Chris Abell

Rudall & Rose no. 3143
Bonhams:
Lot No: 38: Brass and Wind Instruments. A rosewood Flute by Rudall & Rose. London 1835. Stamped Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 3143 on the body, stamped again Rudall & Rose London on the barrel and again on other parts, the silvered tuning head engraved Rudall & Rose Patentees with Royal cypher Length from embouchure to foot base 574mm (22 5/8in) with spoon and plughead silvered metal keys, with patented head, in lined and fitted case. (2) With letter from Jonathon Hill, dated November 2007, detailing the instruments renovations. Crack through embouchure hole. Lot 38. Sold for 1960 sterling (22,244 Swedish crowns)- Sale 17966 - Bonhams - The Music Room Auction, 16 Jun 2010 Knightsbridge

Rudall & Rose no. 3203
Arthur Haswell Nov. 2015:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 3203 - boxwood, silver keys, claw type C/C-sharp touches, padded Eb key. Seller's description: "We are thrilled to advertise this early, rare boxwood Rudall & Rose with silver keys. Condition is excellent, with just a stable repaired crack in the lined barrel. All keys are original and undamaged. Embouchure hole crisp.  Inscribed Rudall & Rose/No.15 Piazza/Covent Garden/London/3203, which dates the flute1825-1838. We have prepared the flute for sale; it plays nicely at modern pitch with a large and wonderfully rich sound.  Total length 66cm; sounding length 58cm. Comes in its original case". (Photo cop. Arthur Haswell)

Rudall & Rose 3203

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Rudall & Rose no. 3230
Christies:
A nine-keyed Cocuswood flute by Rudall & Rose circa. 1840 - Silver mounts, silver keys_Stamped: quattrefoil - Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 3230 Sounding Length: 22 11/16ins, 577 mm. Sold with case. Lot 2 - Estimate: £600 - £800 ($1,101 - $1,468) - sold for £1,434 ($2,631) Sale 9954 - 3 November 2004. London, South Kensington

Rudall & Rose no. 3246
Rudall & Rose  Stamp: Quattrefoil /RUDALL & ROSE/No. 15 PIAZZA/COVENT GARDEN/LONDON/3246/Quattrefoil - (ref.: Jack McLeod: cocus wood, eight silver keys (later type flatter saltspoon, silver rings as ferrules, medium holes, C/C-sharp interlocking, square strike plates, Eb pewter plug, head has silver cap, unclear whether patent).
Rudall and Rose antique wooden flute for Irish music this flute is sold - this is an eight keyed simple system wooden flute, made in about 1840, which was made for professional orchestral work, but is now favored by Irish music players. It plays well at standard pitch, a=440, with the patent head joint screwed out, but was intended to play at a sharper pitch, maybe a=450 or higher. The body is marked: Rudall & Rose no 1 Tavistock Street Coventry Garden London 3246
("no 1 Tavistock Street" must be a mistake by the seller who says below that "the markings are rather faint!")
I won't swear to all the letters because the markings are rather faint! The block mounted keys are all sterling silver. The wood is cocus wood. One ring is a replacement, on the heart joint. It has two cracks in the head joint which do not go through the embouchure, cracks in the tuning joint, cracks in the heart joint, and a small crack in the foot joint. The head joint cracks are filled with wax, which seals well and allows the wood to move with changes in the climate. The heart joint cracks are held tight by a wrapping of nylon thread and the other small cracks are sealed with crazy glue. The center joint has a cork lapping on the lower end which is chipped but tight, and a silk thread lapping on the upper end which does not seal well until it gets moist. Once the top silk joint is tight the flute is tight and plays extremely well. The head joint has an ingenious patent tuning mechanism which adjust the cork inside the head joint at the same time that it extends the tuning slide. You must be sure to keep your friends from trying to twist or slide the tuning joint when you let them try the flute! the foot joint has pewter plug keys for c and c# which work well and do not need a leather covering. an original vintage case, with a certificate of authenticity (with the original serial number erased and this flute's serial number written over it) (in other words, it is not the original case for this flute.) This flute has a beautiful tone and plays easily for its full three octave range. the keys work well, too. This all assumes that *you* know how to play this kind of wooden flute. It is different from the modern silver flute, and even the best silver flute players sound pretty funny on it until they learn how to blow it. And some pretty good silver flute players have tried! The third octave is much harder than the modern silver flute. This flute can be heard on a tape that the Green Mountain Volunteers put out in 1982, if you can find it. Flute sold in the USA. http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/instmnts/flute/

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Rudall & Rose no. 3251
Ref:.: D.M.:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 3251 - cocus wood, eight silver keys, ivory rings as ferrules, small holes, C/C-sharp interlocking, square C/C-sharp strike plates, Quatrefoil mark is absent, flat-line stamp, ivory rings are cracked (ref.: D. M. - 18 Feb. 2015 Flute History Channel)

Rudall & Rose no. 3260 (possible fake?)
Eden Fine Antiques Galleries
Stamped: Quatrefoil/Rudall & Rose/No 15 Piazza/ London/Quatrefoil//3260 - Stamp Quatrefoil with curved Rudall & Rose/No 15 Piazza/ London. Missing part of address: "Covent Garden", barrel stamp, right hand joint, and foot joint stamps each have only one quatrefoil? - an eight-keyed boxwood flute, silver keys, rings, C, C sharp and E flat keys with pewter plugs, Non original crown, corked tenons, original case with signed certificate without serial number inside the lid. Auction on April 16th, 2017- Seller's description: "Rudall Rose flute. Late 1800s. Has original instructions and case. Etched onto the flute is the number 3260. The flute is genuine Rudall and Rose; it was in the private collection of an elder lady from Los Angeles, where she operated a retail store as a dealer back in 1940's. It is reported that she was 94 or 95 at the time of her her passing. The consignor of this flute acquired this instrument from her estate sale and has held it in their private collection ever since. All parts of the flute were crafted from single tree.It shows on the wood grain pattern.Its very rare to have Rudall and Rose flute with its original box." Lot nr: 0737, by Eden Fine Antiques Galleries at 1485 Canton Road, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30066, United States. Sold for $5500 + buyer's premium 24% (online bid) or 21% (live bid) (Photo cop. Eden Fine Antiques Galleries)

Rudall & Rose 3260

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Rudall & Rose no. 3283
Ref.: Jack McLeod:
Rudall & Rose, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 3283 - cocus wood, eight silver keys (later type flatter saltspoon), silver rings as ferrules, small holes, C/C-sharp interlocking, square C/C-sharp strike plates, Eb padded. Head has silver milled cap with royal crest and "Rudall & Rose Patentees" so probably a patent head

Rudall & Rose no. 3301
Jon Cornia:
Rudall & Rose 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 3301 - cocuswood, silver keys, pewter Eb key, interlocking C# & C

Rudal & Rose no. 3312
Robert Bigio Collection:
15 July, 1998 - Rudall & Rose Quattrefoil, 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London 3312. Mine is a nine-key flute (it goes down to low B), and it has a double touch to the B flat, which I suppose makes it a nine-and-a-half key flute. It has the R&R Patent headjoint which, for those who have not seen one of these marvels, has a mechanism that lengthens the tuning slide and moves the cork when the crown is twisted. My flute is number 3312. It is stamped 15, Piazza, Covent Garden, which was the firm's address from 1824 to 1837, but, as the head was patented in 1832, it must be from the later years of that period. This flute has pewter plugs to all the footjoint keys, including the D#, which I don't recall seeing on any other R&R flute. It is made of cocus wood. There is a "not genuine without these signatures" label inside the case, signed by George Rudall and John M. Rose. 715 mm. Made about 1830 (Ref.: Rudall, Rose & Carte : the art of the flute in Britain / Robert Bigio)

Rudall & Rose no. 3315
Ref.: Jack McLeod:
Rudall & Rose No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 3315. Cocus wood, eight silver keys, flat round plates, silver rings as ferrules, small holes, C/C-sharp interlocking, round C/C-sharp strike plates, Eb pewter plug on square strike plate, two heads, one of them a patent head. Left hand joint has 2 keys that do not look to original salt spoon keys. On E-bay May 2012 - sold May 12th, 2012 - Seller's description: ANTIQUE RUDALL & ROSE NO 16 PLAZZA ROSEWOOD FLUTE @ 1840 LONDON PLEASE SEE PHOTOS MARKED RUDALL & ROSE COVENT GARDENS LONDON NO 3315. NO: 16 PLAZZA COMES IN ORIGINAL BOX BUT SEPARATED WILL NEED TLC - THERE ARE 2 CRACKS IN THE ROSEWOOD VENEER ONE IN EACH SECTION BUT THE INNER TUBE IS UNAFFECTED. ALL ORIGINAL. COMES UNTOUCHED AND NOT CLEANED AS RECENT ATTIC FIND - I AM NOT AN EXPERT SO PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS AND STUDY PHOTOS FOR CONDITION - ORIGINAL STOPPER AND LOVELY QUALITY

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Rudall & Rose (Carte) no. 3411
Jan Bolund, owner:
Jan Bolund, owner Marion IA USA - 14 July, 1998, purchased autumn 1997 from Jon Dodd, Top Wind, London. The headjoint is (according to Jon Dodd) Rudall & Rose, but not stamped. The barrel is stamped (crown) Rudall Carte & Co London. The upper body is stamped (petal) Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London (petal) 3411. The lower body is stamped (crown) Rudall Carte & Co London. The foot joint has saltspoon Eb, C# and C keys with square strike plates, and is stamped (petal) Rudall & Rose London (petal). This is a four-piece wooden flute with 8 silver keys. Silver rings at tenons. Pitched at @ 442-444. Tuning slide. Lowest note is C-natural. Rather large embouchure hole. It has a lovely tone. According to the seller, the flute was purchased secondhand by Colonel Arthur Crookenden in around 1910. He was then in the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment. Jon Dodd bought the flute from his son, Spencer Crookenden who, in 1994, was in his seventies. John Dodd restored the flute and used the flute exclusively for traditional Irish music. Jan Bolund thinks the serial number could be 3411 not 3421 as supposed in 1998 (26th April, 2017)

Rudall & Rose no. 3415
Libraryman, USA:
Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 3415 - extra Chris Wilkes head joint + barrel. Cocuswood, eight silver keys, large holes, "Original barrel has two cracks that have been repaired fully." / Tooteyflutey. original case with certificate from another R&R (C&F Rudall & Rose 3415 f/s - 20th May, 2007)

Rudall & Rose no. 3462
Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction:
RUDALL & ROSE / No 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON 3462 - Cocuswood, silver keys, padded Eb key, pewter C-sharp - C keys, two cracks in the head joint, one at each side of the embouchure hole. Long F key wooden block replaced with a metal block. Gardiner Houlgate description: "19th century English rosewood eight keyed flute by and stamped Rudall & Rose, no. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, bearing a silver shield plaque to the head joint inscribed Deed Shaw and the initials J.R enclosing a central ram's head, sound length 588 mm, total length 665 mm, case (at fault)". Lot 805, auction September 15-16th, 2016. Sold för £900 hammer price plus 24% (buyer's premium + V.A.T. = £216) (£1116)

Rudall & Rose no. 3496
G. Turnbull:
Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London no. 3496 cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, silver lip plate

Rudall & Rose no. 3498
Sotheby's London UK
Rudall & Rose, No 15 Piazza, Covent Garden London, 3498 - Description: Rudall & Rose fl. London, 1821-1852 An eight-keyed boxwood flute London, circa 1830 Turned silver mounts, silver salt spoon cup keys, the C, C sharp and E flat keys with pewter plugs, tuning slide and adjustable stopper Stamped Rudall & Rose, No 15 Piazza, Covent Garden London, 3498 Sounding length 22.13/16in. 57.9cm In original leather case bearing a certificate from Rudall & Rose inside the lid. Sotheby's, London UK, Lot 101 sold November 17, 1994

Rudall & Rose no. 3508
J.M. owner:
Sotheby's catalogue. Lot Nr: 252. Sold for 4.200 GBP with buyer's premium in 2001. Description: An eight keyed boxwood flute London circa 1830, silver mounts, silver keys with saltspoon covers, the Eb, C and C# key with pewter plugs, tuning slide, graduated stopper, extra head joint with patent head tuning slide and endcap stamped rudall & Rose, no 15 Piazza Convent Garden, London with the device of a two four-petalled flower, serial number 3508, the patent head end cap embossed with the Royal coat of arms, both sounding lengths 23 in., 58.5 cm. In original leather case. This boxwood 8 key had both a patent & a regular R&R headjoint. From Glinjack "Hello Steampacket, The boxwood # 3508 is my flute, its a great playing flute with large tone-holes and original case to fit the 2 head joints. It was a special order flute made for a Richard Woodward who was a scientist and his name is on a silver plaque on the case"

Rudall & Rose no. 3510
E-bay listing:
Rudall & Rose No. 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 3510 - cocuswood, patent head - head joint and barrel cracked, silver keys, B-foot, extra B-touch. E-bay listing: 170483771948 Sold for the starting bid of £3,000 May 16th, 2010 (Ref: C&F  Post subject: Re: Rudall on ebay, 2010)

Rudall & Rose no. 3518
Rudall & Rose No. 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 3518 - cocuswood (Ref: Facebook-D.M. Flute history channel, 31 Dec., 2014)

Rudall & Rose no. 3522
Powerhouse Museum:
RUDALL & ROSE/ NO 1 TAVISTOCK STREET/ COVENT GARDEN/ LONDON/ (flower emblem)/ 3522. Cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, saltspoon Eb key, patent head This flute is representative of the work of Rudall & Rose, before the company transformed into Rudall & Carte. Stamped with a flower and inscribed t has a silver headcap with an embossed coat of arms (Dieu et mon droit) and RUDALL & ROSE/ PATENTEES. A printed label signed by the makers is glued to the inside of the case and warns customers to beware of imitation. The flute is made of cocus in four sections and with a conical bore. Some of the eight silver keys feature pewter plugs as on the Potter example but others are domed shaped. There are closed keys for C, Bb, G#, short F, long F and D# and open keys for the low C# and low C. It uses flat springs with the keys pinned to wooden blocks. The flute features a British patent (G.B no.6338) taken out in 1832 by George Rudall for a special tuning slide mechanism, hidden in and controlled by the silver headcap. This instrument once belonged to a Dr D E Stodart and was donated to the museum by Leslie Barklamb in 1993. Michael Lea and Danielle Eden January 2009

Rudall & Rose no. 3527
E-Bay listing:
Stamped Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 3527- E-Bay auction: Item: 3767199419 by a lady dealer in England "The middle section of this flute is stamped Rudal & Rose no 15 Piazza Covent Garden London serial no 3527? three other sections have Rudal & Rose London. i have taken extra pictures should you wish to see them. Mounts and keywork look to be of solid silver to me (but you decide). o.l. is 26 3/8 inches approx. Flute experts are welcome to contact me with there opinions on both the price and quality, happy playing." The seller. "Half a dozen cracks in the middle joint, & one lower down. Nickel plates to the C keys ( ! ) , an odd key. But it does seem to be a Rudall, or at very least a decent early copy." Andrew Kirkby - "Most of the cracks on this flute are on the long section where the tenon goes in. That can be glued , after a fashion, and sleeved, but how can any strength be given to the joint where it is needed most ?" Andrew Kirkby. Bought by Pat Olwell for GBP 1,150.00 (Approximately US $2,224.50)

Rudall & Rose no. 3541
Irish Flute Store:
Rudall & Rose Rudall & Rose No 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 3541 - Irish Flute Store -"A really cool flute from Patrick Olwell's personal collection. Headjoint is new, made by Patrick in blackwood & silver. Left and right hand sections are by Rudall & Rose, SN 3541. Footjoint is stamped "Wylde from Rudall & Rose". Right hand joint is missing the long F key and only one block remains. Patrick said that he would be willing to add the missing blocks and fashion a key if the new owner requires it. Bottom C/C# keys are missing. An INCREDIBLE player. Anyone looking for a medium/small holed flute with tone & power to spare, this is it. We've played a bunch of Rudall & Rose flutes over the years, and this is by far one of the best we've played. Easy to play with perfect intonation at A=440hz thanks to Patrick's tweaking/restoration work" price 2.499 USD - sold April 2015 - "In December 2007 Patrick Olwell bought two partial flutes being sold "from a large collection" from an Edinburgh-based vendor - the upper body only of #5657 (R&R 38 Southampton St.) and the upper and lower body joints only, missing blocks and keys on the lower, of #3541 (R&R 15 Piazza)." Jem Hammond. (Ref.: C&F thread "Serial numbers of deceased Rudall simple system flutes", 26th May, 2015

Rudall & Rose no. 3555
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 0956: Rudall & Rose / Flute in C, left-handed - (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / N°. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / (4-petalled flower) / 3555 - Mark on upper body. Mark on barrel, lower, foot: (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / (4-petalled flower) - Physical description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head. Cocus, ivory cap and ferrules, silver keys, metal-lined head.; 65.9 cm. 8 keys, saltspoon, pewter plugs over metal-lined holes for C#, C. Pin in block. Pre-cross pinned at the G# and D# key mounts. Provenance: William Hayes, London, 17 Sept. 1930. Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked, C# mount is partly replaced. Lower half of C# key is replacement.

Rudall & Rose no. 3605
E-Bay listing Rudall & Rose No. 15 Piazza Covent Garden London 3605 (not sure about address) - sold by Pat Olwell. Original box with certificate

Rudall & Rose no. 3621
RUDALL & ROSE / N°. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 3621 - Cocuswood, patent head, large tone holes, silver keys, silver rings, pewter E-flat key (" No. 3621 has an unusual roller touch for the low C, overlapped on the C# touch" - "3621 has by far the biggest embouchure (a classic R&R ellipse), to match its enormous tone-holes Jem Hammond). Made late 1830's (Ref.: C&F A party of R&Rs! with photos - April 13th, 2010)

Rudall & Rose no. 3632
M. D. owner:
Rudall & Rose no 15 Piazza Covent Garden, London 3632. Cocuswood, silver keys, salt spoon Eb key, interlocking C# & C pewter keys with bushed holes instead of metal striker plates, ivory ferrules, ivory head cap and end cap, Head joint crack repaired by Chris Wilkes. (Ref.: Jack McLeod), Purchased at live-line auction in February 2011 by M. D. Lancashire, England

Rudall & Rose no. 3634
Dayton C. Miller Collection 1517:
_ (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / N°. 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / (4-petalled flower) / 3634 Stamp on upper body. Mark on barrel, lower, and foot: (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / (4-petalled flower). Stamp on cap: R. Cap also engraved with coat of arms. Key holes system: 8 keys, saltspoon, with pewter plugs over square plates for C#, C. Pin in block. Physical description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head, with Rudall & Rose patented automatic screw cap. Rosewood(?), silver cap, keys, and ferrules, metal-lined head.; 66.4 cm. Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked. Provenance: Possibly Hugh Mellor, London, Sept. 1937. (Photo cop. Dayton C. Miller Coll.)

Rudall & Rose 3634

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Rudall & Rose no. 3680 or 3860
S.M. owner
Stamped Rudall & Rose, Covent Garden, London. Rudall & Rose 3680 or 3860?, boxwood, patent head immaculate condition, original ivory inlay around embouchure hole. Snakeskin leather covered wooden box. Sighted at Cleary's, Lahinch Road, Milton Malbay, Co. Clare, Willie Week. The owner also had another boxwood Rudall & Rose at home

Rudall & Rose no. 3695
D.M.:
Rudall & Rose no 15 Piazza Covent Garden, London 3695. Cocuswood, silver keys, salt spoon Eb key, interlocking C# & C pewter keys, curved stamp. Owned by D.M. 2004? (Ref.: Wooden flute forum)

Rudall & Rose no. ?
LOT 232 RUDALL & ROSE (FL 1821-1852), AN EIGHT-KEYED BOXWOOD FLUTE LONDON, CIRCA 1840, SILVER... Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP LOT SOLD. 3,346 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) London | 19 November 2002 | L02253

Rudall & Rose no. 3738
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 3738 - cocuswood silver keys, salt spoon Eb key, interlocking C# & C (Ref: Facebook-D.M. Flute history channel, 31 Dec., 2014)

Rudall & Rose no. 3743
Sotheby's, London UK
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 3743 - Description: Rudall & Rose fl London, 1821-1852 An Eight-Keyed Rosewood Flute London, 1847-1850 Silver mounts, silver salt spoon cup keys, the C and C# key with pewter plugs, silver lip plate, tuning slide and graduated stopper, stamped Rudall & Rose, 1, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, 3743, sounding length 23in. 58.4cm, in case. Sotheby's, London UK. Lot 381 sold March 21, 1995

Rudall & Rose no ?
Sotheby's, London UK
Rudall & Rose flute - Description: a composite eight- keyed boxwood Flute, the integral lower middle and foot joints by Rudall & Rose, London, the remainder by another maker, sounding length 22.11/16in. 57.6cm. Sotheby's, London UK. Sold as part of Lot 381 together with Rudall & Rose 3743, March 21, 1995

Rudall & Rose no. 3801
D.O.:
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 3801 - (Ref.: C&F 17, Jan., 2004) "I found this flute in Sacremento, CA, by just calling around town to music stores and asking if they had any old wooden flutes. There was an elderly gentleman who owned a tiny little music store on a side street downtown. He told me this one was in the store when he bought it in 1940. Since it was in such good shape, he took it home where it sat in his closet for about 45 years, until I bought it. It was in perfect shape". Owner D. O. (Ref.: C&F)

Rudall & Rose no. 3811
Flute player in Co. Sligo:
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 3811. Cocus wood, eight silver keys, silver tenon sockets, silver band on headjoint, claw foot joint keys, silver rings as ferrules, round C/C-sharp strike plates, padded Eb key, non-original box. Once owned by Josie McDermott. Renovated by Jon Cornia (photos on Jon's FB page) November 2012 - February 2013 for a flute player in Co. Sligo.

Rudall & Rose no. 3830
Radcliff:
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 3830, cocus wood, silver salt spoon keys, rings, pewter E-flat key - silver sleeve round embouchure hole, small crack near cap, salt spoon Eb key, long F key guide blocks missing, original box, missing grease pot

Rudall & Rose no. ?
LOT 252 RUDALL & ROSE (FL LONDON, 1821-1852), AN EIGHT-KEYED BOXWOOD FLUTE LONDON, CIRCA... Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP LOT SOLD. 4,200 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) London | 21 November 2001 | L01508

Rudall & Rose no. 3869
Owner S.H.:
An eight keyed, silver mounted cocuswood flute by Rudall & Rose, stamped Rudall & Rose, No.1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, No.3869, on the joints, silver saltspoon keys, C and C sharp, with pewter plugs, with silver lip rest, (patent head) the sounding length 22 15/16in.(52.8cm), in a fitted case, cocuswood grease pot. Christies - Lot 148: Estimate: £300 - £500 ($462 - $769) - sold for £462 ($711) Sale 6615 - 20 June 1994. London, South Kensington. Owner 2003 Stuart H. Current owner D.M.?

Rudall & Rose no. 3870
Owner D.M.:
Rudall & Rose 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 3870 - cocuswood, silver lip plate, silver keys, pewter Eb key, interlocking C and C# keys (Ref.: D. M. - 18 Feb. 2015 Flute History Channel))

Rudall & Rose no. 3884
Owner D.M.:
Rudall & Rose 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 3884  (Ref.: C&F September 17th, 2006  D M)

Rudall & Rose no. 3932
Private collection:
Rudall & Rose quattrefoil 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 3932  - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, pewter Eb key, silver crown and foot cap, 662 mm, (made after 1838, R. Bigio) (Ref.: Rudall, Rose & Carte : the art of the flute in Britain / Robert Bigio)

Rudall & Rose no. 3934
E-bay listing:
Rudall & Rose quattrefoil 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 3934  - cocuswood, patent head, Repaired head joint crack that passes through embouchure hole, repaired barrel crack, repadded, round embouchure hole, silver saltspoon keys, padded Eb key, corked tenons, original cleaning rod, grease box and box: The Winter Country House Sale - 6th December 2016 - 10:00 am - Sworder's descritption: Lot 79 - A rosewood three-part six-key flute by Rudall & Rose, with a silvered terminal with the royal coat of arms and stamped to the collar 'Rudall & Rose, 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London 3934', with cleaning stick, pot and cover, 67 cm long approximately in a fitted blue leather case, 32cm wide - condition report: Split to one end section - Tiny screws burred on ends - Estimate: £250 - £350. Sold, hammer price £1150, 6th December, 2016 (photo cop. Sworders). E-bay listing 16th December, 2016: buy it now price £3495. Buy it now price lowered to £2995 but still unsold. Price lowered to £2750 21st January, 2017

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Rudall & Rose no. 3952
E-Bay listing:
Rudall & Rose quattrefoil 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 3952  - cocuswood, silver keys (later type flatter saltspoon keys), silver rings as ferrules, medium/large holes, C/C-sharp interlocking, square strike plates, repaired crack in barrel and crack the length of the head joint passing near the embouchure hole - E-Bay listing. HERE IS A ANTIQUE WOOD AND SILVER 8 HOLE FLUTE RUDALL & ROSE LONDON NUMBER 3952 ALSO HAS NO 1 TAVISTOCK ST COVENT GARDEN LONDON SO MAKES THIS FLUTE MADE BETWEEN 1838 TO 1847 IN ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH NO REPAIRS 2 OF THE PIECES HAVE SPLITS IN THEM AND A FEW RANDOM MARKS DONT KNOW IF THE CASE IS ORIGINAL BUT ITS IN POOR CONDITION. Location: Taree, NSW, Australia, simionsc1988 - 17th Aug. 2014. Sold 24th Aug. 2014 för 2.333 Australian dollars = 1311 sterling = 1641 euros = 2173 USD = 15.015 Swedish crowns to a buyer in California


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Rudall & Rose no. 3961
E-Bay listing:
For sale is a Stunning & Rare 8 key Flute by famous makers RUDALL & ROSE. The Flute consists of 5 parts that fit together well. Starting at the mouth piece end, the makers mark appears on pieces 2, 3, 4 & 5. The main mark is on piece 3 where it reads: 'RUDALL & ROSE, No 1 TAVISTOCK STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, 3961' It also has the 4 petalled flower mark. I understand this dates the piece to between 1838 & 1847. The other three marks are identical and read 'RUDALL & ROSE, LONDON' with two 4 petalled flower marks. All marks are feint. As shown in the photos the flute is in good condition but does have three cracks that I have seen. All these are photographed. Two are on 'Piece 1' either side of the metal mouth piece and the other is on 'Piece 2'. Apart from surface wear consistent with age and usage, I cannot see any other damage / repairs at all. The instrument is made of a dark wood, either Cocus or a dark Rose Wood I would think, Please see photos. When assembled the instrument measures approx 66.5cm. It comes in what I am assuming is its original case with dark green velvet lining. The lid has now detached from the base and the case has scuffs and wear consistent with age and usage. There are also several worm holes, approx 15 to the lid. The case measures approx 32cm x 12cm x 5cm at widest points. Silver barrel round the embouchure, silver salt spoon keys, pewter E-flat key. Sold for 2477 sterling (Sun Dec 15, 2013) Adam Lewis 2 Adelaide Crescent Hove East Sussex BN3 2JD United Kingdom

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Rudall & Rose no. 3964
D.M:
Rudall & Rose 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 3964 (Ref.: D.M. C&F)

Rudall & Rose no. 4009
J.K.:
Rudall & Rose 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 4009 - cocuswood, silver keys, rings

Rudall & Rose no. 4031
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 0496: Rudall & Rose / Flute in C - (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / N°. 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / (4-petalled flower) / 4031 - Mark on upper body. Lower body and foot: (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / (4-petalled flower) Physical Description: 4 sections. Key holes system: 8 keys, saltspoon, Nicholson style holes. Pewter plugs over square metal plates for low D#, C#, C, pre-cross pinned. Metal-lined pin in block. Dual, reverse pressure leaf springs for each key. Rosewood, nickel silver keys, ferrules, and oval lip plate (incorporates half of embouchure), metal-lined head and mounts.; 66.25 cm. Provenance: Lyon & Healy, Chicago, 1 Oct. 1925.  Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked, including early nickel silver cross pin repair. Extra nickel silver ferrule added at top of upper section to address crack problem. Long F key pin block possibly a replacement, short F key pin block also cracked. Small crack in E-flat key pin block at the location of the original cross pin. Finger spatula of long F key, a nickel silver replacement, silver-soldered and riveted into position. B-flat key pin block broken off, possibly due to the presence of the original iron cross pin, and it contains an early repair consisting of 6 nickel silver tacks.

Rudall & Rose no. 4102
Ref.: Jack McLeod:
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden, London, 4102. Cocus wood, eight silver keys, (later type saltspoon), silver rings as ferrules, medium/large holes, C/C-sharp overlapping; square C/C-sharp strike plates, Eb pewter plug. Head has silver cap, unclear if it is a patent head

Rudall & Rose no. 4106
Ref.: Dave Ogden:
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden, London, 4106. Cocus wood, patent head, 10 silver keys, silver engraved rings, Eb, C#, C, B, Bb pewter keys

Rudall & Rose no. 4117
Flutefry:
Rudall & Rose No 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, 4117 - Small-holed Rudall and Rose 4117 in cocus, with 9 sterling keys, including LH and RH touch Bb. Original head has sterling lip plate, and sockets are lined with sterling cups. Comes with an original case in poor condition. It was completely overhauled by Terry McGee 3 years ago. The flute is in excellent playing condition, but has multiple repairs of varying standards. The end cap, head joint (2 cracks, one on the back, and one through the embouchure-the latter visible in one of the pics), barrel, and lower section have repaired cracks. The tenon on the lower hand section has been wrapped with carbon fibre in 2 locations. Terry said this repair was well done and stable, and the socket should not be replaced. The foot joint has a reglued Eb block. The finger holes show different levels of wear. The cocus is less well matched for colour and grain than 2883. The original head plays well. Learning to play it will improve your embouchure. The Olwell head improves the tuning and ease of playing. $4700 OBO. 18th August, 2012, Vancouver. Owned by A.R.D. in 2005 (ref. C&F 2nd Nov. 2005 - Patent head Rudall & Rose on E-bay thread)

Rudall & Rose no. 4131
Ref.: Dave Ogden:
Rudall & Rose No 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, 4131 - patent head with two cracks, damaged body at G, missing ring from foot joint, medium sized holes. Overall length 66.2 cm long. Original box. Made ca 1840. Sold for 2.000 sterling = 3.000 USD, March 11th, 2010

Rudall & Rose no. 4142
Klawonn:
Rudall & Rose No 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, 4142 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, silver rings

Rudall & Rose no. 4143
Ref.: Dave Ogden:
Rudall & Rose No 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, 4143 - cocuswood, ten silver saltspoon keys, silver rings, C#, C, B, Bb pewter keys

Rudall & Rose no. 4180
E-Bay listing:
RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / 4180 - You are invited to bid on the very old wooden Flute as shown in the pictures. It measures 26" long and splits up into 5 piece's and the top piece with the bobble on also screws off which is I assume is to clean it inside. It has a makers stamp which is Rudail & Rose, 1 Tavistock St, Covent Garden, London with a 3 leaf Clover Emblem above and below the stamp which you can just about see in picture 7 and I believe the wood to be Rosewood but not 100% sure so you can make your own mind up if you view all the pictures. All keys are present and working but it does need a good clean. Overall in very good condition for such and old instrument. Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England - seller: jack-in-the-box-2008 (2413 ) - Sold: Jul 15, 2012, 8:15PM för £1, 335.55 (16,875.37 SEK) 19 bids.

Rudall & Rose no. 4185
E-Bay listing:
RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / 4185 - Here we have a very smart Rudall 8 keyed flute. It is currently with Chris Wilkes who has been restoring it to full playing condition. He informs me that is playing very well and will be completed before the conclusion of this auction. I have recently listed a number of my flutes on eBay and although regrettable that I am having to sell I've very much enjoyed my time playing them. Serial number 4185. Sold for 1.300 sterling, 22, January, 2014. (70)

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Rudall & Rose no. 419?
Sotheby's:
RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / 419? - cocuswood, ten silver keys - Sotheby's description: Rudall & Rose (fl London 1821-1852) A ten-keyed rosewood flute London, circa 1848 silver engine-turned mounts, silver keys with salt spoon cup covers, the B flat, B, C and C sharp keys with pewter plugs, the B flat, B and C key touchpieces with rollers stamped Rudall & Rose, No. 1, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, *19*, sounding length 25 7/8in., 65.7cm. Lot 233 - Auction: 25 NOVEMBER 2003 | 10:30 AM GMT LONDON

Rudall & Rose no. 4212
E-bay listing:
Rudall & Rose no. 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 4212 - silver end cap on head joint and ribbed silver cap at end of foot joint. An E-bay listing and discussed on C&F May 29, 2006 - sold by D.L.?

Rudall & Rose no. 4213
Gardiner-Houlgate:
Rudall & Rose no. 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 4213 - Cocuswood, possible head joint crack, silver keys, with cleaning rod and grease pot. Gardiner-Houlgate description: Lot 0848-0 "19th century English rosewood and silver mounted eight keyed flute by and stamped Rudall & Rose, 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, no. 4213, sound length 580 mm, total length 660 mm, original fitted wooden case" auction September 15-16th, 2016. Sold for £1,650 hammer price plus 24% (buyers premium + V.A.T. = £396) (£2046)

Rudall & Rose no. 4235
Horniman Museum:
Stamped quattrefoil RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / 4235 - Cocuswood, patent head joint, 10 silver keys, saltspoon Eb, pewter C#, C, B, Bb keys, square strike plates, silver rings, (made after 1838, R. Bigio) (Ref.: Rudall, Rose & Carte : the art of the flute in Britain / Robert Bigio)

Rudall & Rose no. 4239
Gardiner-Houlgate:
Rudall & Rose,  No 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, no 4239. 8 keyed flute, cocus wood, silver keys, interlocking C-sharp and C keys, wooden case not original. Gardiner-Houlgate auction - Lot 200 Fine cocuswood flute, December 7, 2007. Up for auction again June 18th, 2015: "English cocuswood flute by and stamped Rudall & Rose, No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, no. 4239, total length 663mm, sound length 585mm, case. Eb pewter key and square strike plates. Sold by G&H för 1450 sterling + 20% + VAT + 3% online fee. Up for auction again for the third time September 17-18th, 2015 as LOT 0821-0 - English cocuswood flute by and stamped Rudall & Rose, No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, no. 4239, total length 663mm, sound length 585mm, case. 14th November 2005 Rudall & Rose 4239 was for sale by Tony Bingham for £3,000 with this description: length 65.7 cm, sounding length 57.7 cm. In old case (damaged) with Rudall & Rose printed guarantee, signed Rudall and Rose. One crack full length of barrel, needs clean and repad to be playable. Instrument no. 198

Rudall & Rose no. 4251
Graham Clark:
Rudall & Rose,  No 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, no 4251. 8 keyed flute, cocus wood, high pitch, circa 1821-1840. Contact Graham Clarke, Launceston, TAS ph (003) 44-1768. http://www.australianflutesociety.org.au/new/pdfs/Fluteregister.pdf

Rudall & Rose no. 4256
LM:
Rudall & Rose, No 1 Tavestock Street, Covent Garden, London, 4256._Eight key flute, cocus wood, medium holes, from 1841._Original case and certificate missing. LM repaired a fractured F key mount, two split tenons, two cracked sockets, and cracks in the barrel and head joint http://www.larrymallette.com/historicalflutes

Rudall & Rose no. 4260
Helena Valenza:
Rudall & Rose,  No 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, no 4260. eight key flute, boxwood. Silver keys, interlocking C-sharp and C keys. Pewter Eb key. Patent head crown missing one original screw, fluting on wall of crown. Large finger holes, flattening of left and right hand finger holes - "Nicholson improved" style. Helena Valenza collection. Jeff Dening repair of patent head May 2015.

Rudall & Rose no. 4275
E-bay listing:
Rudall & Rose,  No 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, no 4275 - 2 head joints, cocus wood, silver keys, interlocking C-sharp and C keys. Pewter Eb key, original flute rod. E-bay UK description: RUDALL & ROSE FLUTE BEARING SERIAL NO. 4275 ALL PARTS MARKED WITH THE MAKERS NAME MANUFACTURED BY RUDALL & ROSE (4 petalled flower) NO. 1 TAVISTOCK STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDO THIS IS A TRADITIONAL ENGLISH 8 SILVER KEYED FLUTE MADE c1838 - 1847 RUDALL & ROSE WERE ENGLAND'S MOST NOTED FLUTE MAKERS OF THEIR DAY. THE FLUTE HAS TWO HEADS OF SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT LENGTHS TO ENABLE ITS TUNING TO BE ADJUSTED. THE CASE (ORIGINAL AND BRASS BOUND) IS DAMAGED BUT REPAIRABLE. THE FLUTE ITSELF IS IN VERY GOOD ORDER AND ALTHOUGH IN NEED OF AN OVERHAUL WOULD PROBABLY PLAY AS IS. THERE IS A SLIGHT FLUKE SPLIT IN ONE OF THE HEADS BUT THIS WOULD NOT STOP IT FROM PLAYING. Interested parties outside of the UK will need to arrange their own postal collection and payment please. St. Richards Hospice Warehouse Shop., Worcester, U.K. Sold 12th September, 2011

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Rudall & Rose no. 4298
B.H.:
Stamped Quattrefoil RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / quattrefoil 4298 - Cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, silver rings, repaired barrel crack by J.H. (Ref.: C&F A party of R&Rs! with photos - April 13th, 2010)

Rudall & Rose no. 4301
Gardiner & Houlgate Bath auction:
RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / quattrefoil 4301 - Cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, milled silver rings - Ref: C&F Gardiner & Houlgate auction 25th September, 2009 Rudall & Rose no. 43xx
Gardiner & Houlgate Bath auction:
Rudall & Rose no.1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 43xx - Eight keyed flute by Rudall & Rose London mid 19th century stamped the eight nickel (silver not nickel) keys on wooden blocks case length 662mm sound length 575mm (a.f) Estimate: 500-800 Sold: Gardiner & Houlgate 13th Juni, 2013 for 1050 sterling + buyers premium

Rudall & Rose no. 4328
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 0324: Rudall & Rose / Flute in C - (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / (4-petalled flower) / 4328 - Mark on upper body. Mark on barrel, lower body, foot: (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / (4-petalled design) - Physical description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head. Boxwood, ivory cap and ferrules, nickel silver lip plate and keys, metal-lined head.; 66 cm. Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked and filled. Key holes system: 8 keys, saltspoon, pewter plugs over metal-lined holes for C#, C. Pin in block. Provenance: J. Clayton Boyes, Bushey, England, 26 Apr. 1923.

Rudall & Rose no. 4411
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 0365: Rudall & Rose / Flute in C - (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / (4-petalled flower) / 4411 - Mark on upper body. Mark on barrel, lower body, foot: (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / (4-petalled flower) - Cocus, silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined head.; 66.45 cm. (patented head); 66.7 cm. (ordinary head). 8 keys, saltspoon, with pewter plugs over square silver plates for low D#, C#, C. Large holes, pin in block. Pre-cross pinned at B-flat, G#, D# blocks. Physical Description: 4 sections, plus extra head. Case: Case, with original key. Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked. DCM ledger: "Patent head.-screw cap for differential movement of both cork and tuning slide. Rudall & Rose. 1832. No. 6338." (patent number) Provenance: William R. Gibbs, Boston, 19 Oct. 1923.

Rudall & Rose no. 4443
Private collection:
RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / 4443 - Stamp: quattrefoil - Cocuswood, patent head joint, silver keys, silver rings, 657 mm (made after 1838, R. Bigio) (Ref.: Rudall, Rose & Carte : the art of the flute in Britain / Robert Bigio)

Rudall & Rose no. 4482
Horniman Museum, London collection
Rudall & Rose 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 4482: Horniman Museum, London collection. Unusual flat square shaped keys

Rudall & Rose no. 4611
C.M.:
Rudall & Rose 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 4611. cocuswood, silver keys. Examined in Cleary's, Lahinch Road, Milton Malbay, Co. Clare, July, 2013

Rudall & Rose no. 4643
Gardiner & Houlgate:
Stamp: quattrefoil RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / 4643 - Cocuswood, eight silver keys, silver rings, pewter E-flat key. Sold for £2,100 + fee and V.A.T

Rudall & Rose no. 4655
Private collection:
Stamp: quattrefoil RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / 4655 - Cocuswood, silver crown, silver lip plate, silver keys, pewter E-flat key, silver rings, 656 mm (made after 1838, R. Bigio) (Ref.: Rudall, Rose & Carte : the art of the flute in Britain / Robert Bigio)

Rudall & Rose no. 4664
E-bay listing:
Stamp: quattrefoil RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / 4664 - Cocuswood, silver keys, pewter E-flat key, silver rings - Beautiful antique flute - likely silver & rosewood.  End cap bears Royal Crest & stamped Rudall & Rose Patentees (pictured). Silver mouthpiece plate is beautifully engraved & bears the initials WS incorporated into the engraving. Serial number indicates date of 1842.  Each piece bears the company stamp.  All keys & blocks intact. Still plays & sound lovely.  No case unfortunately.  2 fine cracks from mouthpiece to first joint - we have been told is repairable. Reluctant sale - been in family a long time but necessary. Location: Bridgewater, Somerset, England - seller Zooma15 - Sold 22 Jul, 2012 - £2,650.00 - 6 bids

Rudall & Rose no. 4683
J.H.:
Stamp: quattrefoil RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / quattrefoil 4683 - Cocuswood, silver keys, silver rings, "claw" C/C# interlocking touches, extra B-flat touch, C#-Eb length of 256mm (Ref.: C&F A party of R&Rs! with photos - April 13th, 2010) (Ref.: C&F "4683 has an OL of 661mm, a SL of 578mm, a C#-Eb of 258mm, an Eb-foot of 102mm an emb-C# of 218mm and plays for me at 440 with c 10mm slide extension" Jem Hammond, December 11th, 2011)

Rudall & Rose no. 4692
Ref.: JMackvane
Rudall & Rose, No. 15 Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 4692, boxwood silver keys, pewter Eb key (Ref. C&F: Rudall & Rose 3260 in auction, Marietta Georgia thread, 27 Mar 2017 )

Rudall & Rose no. 4704
Pádraig Ó Mhaoldomhnaigh collection:
B-flat flute - Stamp: quattrefoil RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / 4704 - Cocuswood, silver salt spoon keys, wide silver rings, 862 mm (made after 1838, R. Bigio)

Rudall & Rose no. 4713
Frank Claudy:
Rudall & Rose No 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, 4713 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys

Rudall & Rose no. 4716
Castle Museum York:
Rudall & Rose, 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden 4716 - mid 19c. Dark wood, white metal Ten white metal keys (low B, C & C# on triple interlocking bascules, with pewter plugs and rollers to assist finger sliding, D#, F, long F, G#, double touch for Bb, C) metal lined head, barrel. In original case with guarantee.

Rudall & Rose no. 4726
John Everingham:
Rudall & Rose, 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden 4726 - John Everingham, owner (runs a music shop selling flutes, recorders) Bristol 30th June , 1998. 8-key flute by Rudall & Rose, 1 Tavistock Street. London, 4726, c. 1840 (?) cocus wood, silver keys, pewter plugs, original leather pads. No patent" headjoint. Unusually large toneholes (middle hole 10 mm). The flute is part of his private collection.

Rudall & Rose no. 4754
Bate Collection, Oxford:
Rudall & Rose No 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 4754 - Bate 1076 - B-flat flute

Rudall & Rose no. 4761
Private owner Tom ?:
Rudall & Rose, 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden 4761 - Patent head, cocuswood eight silver keys, silver rings, pewter E-flat key - owned by Tom ?

Rudall & Rose no. 4764
E-bay listing:
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden 4764 - patent head, boxwood, eight silver keys - From E-bay seller: I have revised this owing to someone with knowledge given me from looking at the flute . Although the keys look brown this just due to nicotine stains and I have carefully cleaned one of the keys up and all are sterling silver and it is boxwood. All the collars/joints are also appear to be sterling silver lined. The pewters are in perfect condition. The foot keys are not working and the pads are all original but some are missing, and all are orginal ancient leather purse pads,all of which are not working. The patent head is not working order but not owing to when someone had turned the head and cracked the top end of the flute as shown in the photo. The embrouche hole has been 3/4 covered but is perfect in original condition (slightly on the large side) also by someone overturning the patent head, it does look to be seized and has made a crack as shown in the photo, there aslo is a smaller hairline crack but not believed to be due to the forcing of the patent head, so it is unplayable, however it is believed with expert hands, it is deemed possibly NOT irrepairible. The isnt a guarantee as I am no expert, but I have told you this to alleviate any dispute after its bought. The body is 99% perfect and one tiny crack in the E flat / C sharp block. The barrel is perfect, and on the end cap is also sterling silver. It does needs a good clean up. The box wood has not shrunk and in very good condition. I have to included a shot with the embrouchure hole, to prove there is no splits near the embrouchre hole. All the parts are stamped with rudall and rose, so it is a complete flute. There is no case with the flute. The overall length is 66.5 cm (slide closed) which has been measured against a another rudall and rose flute, which plays perfectly with at A = 440 with normal slide extension. I have had 3 independent valuations of all are circa 2.2k upwards mark including Bonhams of London. I will not sell this at buy it now offers. I am a fair and honest man forwhich I wish a fair price for it! The person whom viewed it described it as beautiful. Good luck to all concerned. Happy bidding. Sold for 2427 sterling August, 2010

Rudall & Rose no. 4795
A.P. :
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden no. 4795 made c.1843 - cocuswood, silver flat saltspoon keys

Rudall & Rose no. 4836
Eilam Byle:
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden 4836 - pillar mounted keys, flat keys, round strike plates for pewter keys, double B touch, Peter Noy head joint. Original box (Ref.: C&F September 15, 2010)

Rudall & Rose no. 4837
J. H. owner
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden 4837 - low Bb tenor flute - cocuswood, 8 silver keys, pewter B, Bb keys, square strike plates

Rudall & Rose no. 4866
K.H.
Possibly for sale (9th Sept. 2014): Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden 4866 - no cracks, saltspoon silver keys, pewter Eb, C, & C-sharp keys, square strike plates - original box and certificate with grease pot. Restored to playing condition - "I am not certain of the sounding length but the assembled flute is 25-5/8ths inches long. The head joint has to be pulled out 3/16th of an inch to obtain A 440" "My best approximation of the SL, from the center of the embouchure hole to the bottom of the foot joint, is approximately 22-1/2 inches" - location, New Orleans

Rudall & Rose no. 4871
T. J. owner
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden 4871 - cocus wood, silver keys, pewter Eb key, interlocking C/C-sharp keys, Patent head joint and standard head joint both cracked, standard head joint, original box made to hold two head joints complete with signed certificate and serial number. "Here is a antique wood and silver 8 hole flute Rudall & Rose London number 4871 - also has no 1 Tavistock St Covent Garden London so makes this flute made between 1838 to 1847 in original condition with no repairs & sold as seen, the 2 mouth pieces have hairline splits in them so will need a little work. genuine item with stamping on the pieces great old rare item" E-bay auction ending 26th Sept. 2014. Auction ended by seller 24th Sept. R&R 4871 purchased by T. J. 28th Sept. 2014 in Putney, London for 1200 GBP

Rudall & Rose no. 4882
Private collection:
Stamp: quattrefoil RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / 4882 - Cocuswood, silver crown, silver lip plate, flat cup 9 silver keys on posts, D key, missing C-sharp key, silver rings, silver end and foot joint cap, 656 mm (made after 1838, R. Bigio) (Ref.: Rudall, Rose & Carte : the art of the flute in Britain / Robert Bigio)

Rudall & Rose no. 4921
For Sale (in Ireland December 11th, 2008): Rudall Rose 8-key timber flute
This is one of the very best Rudall Rose flutes that I have ever played. It is number 4921, which puts the date of manufacture in the mid-1840s. The heart-joint is marked "Quadrefoil / Rudall & Rose / #1 Tavistock Street / Covent Garden / London / Quadrefoil / 4921." The flute is marked on every joint. It is a medium-holed flute. It is in excellent tune at A=440, with the head-joint pulled out about 3/8". The sounding length is 577mm.The flute has great volume and easily holds its own in a session with pipes and accordions. It has astonishing power and is very easy to fill. It is a delight to play. The flute is made from flawless cocus wood, with sterling silver keys and rings. The embouchure is crisp and clean. The joints are threaded for a good fit and the keys seal well. There was a hairline crack in the head-joint. Patrick Olwell removed the tube, reamed the wood, glued the crack closed, replaced the tube and refinished the HJ. The crack is now impossible to find. I only know that there had been one because he told me that he made the restoration. The barrel has never cracked. There was a slight hair-line crack at the center socket which has also been professionally repaired by Patrick Olwell and which is now stable and nearly invisible. The flute is in excellent condition. The flute travels in a lovely little period mahogany case. Unfortunately the case is not in as good condition as the flute. It has two strips of leather acting as hinges. They are adequate but there is no latch. The case has been cracked and repaired several times over the years. It is pretty and it is functional but it is not as good as the flute it holds. If the flute doesn't sell at ¤4,400 then it will be sold on Ebay. Old Rudalls, especially those that play in tune at A=440, are increasingly rare. There are no issues with this flute. It is a wonderful instrument. (Ref.: C&F December 11th, 2008). E-Bay listing: Rudall & Rose No 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 4921

Rudall & Rose no. 4929
Gardiner-Houlgate Bath auction:
English rosewood flute stamped Rudall & Rose, circa 1830, stamped Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London no. 4929, with eight nickel keys on wooden blocks_. Estimate: 500-700 - Sold 25th September 2009 for 1200 sterling. (On C&F noted is a crack in the head, inset new emboucure hole, head doesn't seem to match body, no slide, main tenon badly damaged)

Rudall & Rose no. 4932
Rudall & Rose no. 4932: Listed on E-bay Oct. 12th, 2003 as item: 2564585462, auction ended Oct. 19th, 2003. Location, Lincoln, England. Description: This is an 8-key cocus wood flute with silver keys and fittings. It bears the stamp "Rudall and Rose, no 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London 4932". The flute needs some attention: there is a crack in the wood across the enbouchure and some of the joints are loose. The keys appear to be in good working order. The flute comes with original velvet lined and leather clad case which also contains a pot of wax - presumably for the joints. The box hinge has come apart. The Rudall and Rose were at the Tavistock Road address between about 1839 and 1848. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a Rudall and Rose bearing the serial number 4936. The estimated date of this is 1845. The head features Rudall and Rose's patened slide for tuning, wherby the end is turned to adjust the tuning. The slide is currently jammed and does not function. Owned by EB (Ref. Patent head Rudall & Rose on E-Bay thread 2nd Nov. 2005)

Rudall & Rose no. 4936
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York:
Rudall & Rose no. 4936 - wood, silver-plate. Dimensions: L.: 65.9 cm (26 in.); Embouchure L.: 57.5 cm (22-5/8 in.) Marking: 1) Rudall & Rose/No 1 Tavistock Street/Covent Garden/London/4936 - not on view. 2) (on tuning cap) Rudall & Rose/Patentees (around Royal arms) - Accession Number: 1976.7.3 a,b

  Rudall & Rose no. 4973
Presented by Robert Bigio on behalf of the owner Rudall & Rose_No. 1, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London No. 4973 - Cocus wood. 8 silver keys. Pewter plugs to low C and C#. Tuning slide (standard, not patent headjoint). Original case with label in lid signed by George Rudall and John M. Rose. (Wed. Aug 5, 1998)

Rudall & Rose no. 4974
Moon:
Rudall & Rose_No. 1, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London No. 4974

Rudall & Rose no. 4999
Rudall & Rose No 1 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London 4999. Bought by owner from the seller who found the flute in a junk shop (Ref._ C&F January 13th, 2008)

Rudall & Rose no. 5031
University of Edinburgh:
Stamped with flower and "RUDALL & ROSE / NO 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON" with flower and "5031". B_ flute (`tenor'). Nominal pitch: A_. Technical description: Rosewood; 5 sections; silver keys; 7 silver ferrules; metal-lined head; screw-stopper; tuning-slide; oval embouchure-hole; large L2 finger-hole; overlapping low C/C_ touches. Keymount type: knob. Keyhead type: saltspoon, with pewter plugs and metal key-hole surrounds for low C/C_. Measures 824 mm (Ref.: R. Bigio - 832 mm) http://194.250.19.151/media/UEDIN/IMAGE/0032881c-0001.jpg

Rudall & Rose no. 5035
T. J. owner:
Stamped with quattrefoil and "RUDALL & ROSE / NO 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON" with quattrefoil and "5035". Patent head, crack on back of head joint and in tuning slide barrel, silver keys, interlocking low C/C_ touches, cocus. Keyhead type: saltspoon, with pewter plugs and round metal key-hole surrounds. Original case with detached lid and missing grease pot and cleaning rod. Sold at Gorringes Fine Arts Auction May 14th, 2014 för 1200 sterling (1554 sterling incl. buyer's premium & V.A.T.). Head joint and barrel are hydrated and playing well on an Olwell Pratten body, waiting for pad material to make new pads for 5035 body. (Photo cop. Gorringes)

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Rudall & Rose no. 5036
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow:
(Ref: John McLeod): Manufacture: MANU RUDALL & ROSE 1837-47 London England. Materials: wood, silver. Dimensions: length, mouthhole to end: 57.8 cms. Marks: flute stamped: RUDALL & ROSE / No 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 5036 case, engraved silver escutcheon on lid: Wm Orr case, paper label inside lid: Rudall & Rose having discovered that / Flutes are offered for Sale. bearing their names & / addrefs [sic] which have not been made by them, are / determined to guard the Public against such / imposition, by not sending out in future any / Flutes from their Manufactory, without / This Notice affixed to the top of the Case. / George Rudall, John M. Rose / Flute. No. 5036 paper label on case: 24. Notes: flute in case (original) (with pot of grease) (musical instrument) cocus; converging conical bore to C; eight silver keys; C, C sharp are plugs, the rest cups; five sections (13.9 cm, 13.5 cm, 20.9 cm, 23 cm, 5.9) ; silver mounts ; metal-lined head and tuning slide. Keywords: FLUTE : HAGUE : LONDON : RUDALL & ROSE : W. & A. DEUCHAR : HISTORICAL COLLECTION

Rudall & Rose no. 5047
University of Edinburgh:
Stamped with flower and "RUDALL & ROSE / NO 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON", another flower and "5047" Technical description: Cocus; 5 sections; silver keys; 7 silver ferrules; tuning-slide; metal-lined head; screw-stopper; large oval embouchure-hole; cork-lapped tenons; interlocking low C/C_ touches. Keymount type: knob. Keyhead type: saltspoon, with pewter plugs and metal key-hole surrounds for low C/C_. Measures 658 mm. http://194.250.19.151/media/UEDIN/IMAGE/0032584d.jpg

Rudall & Rose no. 5088
Thierry Mayes:
Rudall & Rose No 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden 5088 - "My patent head R&R is n° 5088 and has 8 (and a half) keys, the certificate of authenticity, the double B flat touch, the D# pewter key and was made at n°1 Tavistock St., Covent Garden". (16th June, 1998)

Rudall & Rose no. 5096
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 0696: Rudall & Rose / Flute in C - (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / Nº 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / (4-petalled flower) / 5096 - Mark on upper body. Mark on barrel, lower body, foot: (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / (4-petalled flower). Cap stamped. Physical Description: 4 sections, patented tuning slide. Cocus, silver cap, wide silver ferrule around embouchure, silver keys, and silver-lined sockets. Internal head joint materials, brass and silver.; 74.15 cm. 13 keys, pewter plugs for low C#, C, B, B-flat, with round metal plates under plugs. Foot to B-flat, rollers for C, B, B-flat. Cap stamped: RUDALL & ROSE / PATENTEES (royal coat of arms, including crown, lion, and unicorn). Patented tuning slide which is advanced or retracted simultaneously with head joint tuning cork by rotating cap. English style head joint, contains tenon. Condition: Head joint, cracked and filled. Provenance: William Powell, Birmingham, England, 18 Jan. 1927.

Rudall & Rose no. 5099
J. H. owner:
"English cocuswood flute by and stamped Rudall & Rose, no. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, no. 5099, total length 740mm, sound length 660mm, case" - Mark on upper body. Mark on barrel, lower body, foot: (4-petalled flower) - 10 silver keys, saltspoon Eb key, pewter plugs for low C#, C, B, B-flat, with round metal plates under plugs. Foot to B-flat, rollers for C, B, B-flat, silver endcap, lid seperated from case, grease pot. Worn B and E tone holes. Gardiner & Houlgate auction June 18th, 2015 - Lot 0485-0. Sold by G&H för 1500 sterling + 20% + VAT + 3% online fee. Sold by Dan Tang to J. H. April, 2017

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Rudall & Rose no. 5108
E-bay listing:
Rudall & Rose - 8 silver keyed flute - No. 5108 No.1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London. Sellers description: "Stamped in four places. In its original case. The case has some writing on the inside, but it is difficult to make it out. This is a very fine example of a Rudall & Rose flute. Going at a bargain price, as I am having a clear out and I do not play this flute any more. It is in excellent condition". Sold on E-Bay 19th July, 2011 for 2096.55 sterling

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Rudall & Rose no. 5203
J. H. owner:
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London 5203 - cocuswood, silver keys, silver rings, pewter Eb key - "Composite eight keyed flute, the Bakelite head joint stamped Boosey & Co., no. 22322, the middle and lower rosewood joints stamped Rudall & Rose, no 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, no. 5203, total length 630mm, sound length 562mm (at fault)" Gardiner & Houlgate auction , June 18th, 2015, Lot 0501-0. The original Rudall head joint has been found and purchased with the Boosey & Co. body. Rudall & Rose 5203 is complete. (Ref: C&F thread: "Double frankenflute (R&R) reunion" -The low C# and C keys are not functioning, so it doesn't go below D; neither F key is working properly; none of the joints lappings is in good condition; all the pads are dried-up old leather "elastic plugs" (/"purse pads"); the head is cracked through the embouchure and the barrel is cracked. Even so, it plays right up to a fairly easy top C" Jem Hammond, 5th July, 2015.

Rudall & Rose no. 5209
Sothebys:
Rudall & Rose (fl 1821-1852) An eight-keyed boxwood flute London, circa 1840 - 1,500-2,000 GBP. Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 3,346 GBP - measurements: sounding length 23 1/8in., 58.7cm. in case, the lid with the guarantee certificate of Rudall & Rose. Description: silver mounts, silver keys with saltspoon cup covers, the C and C# keys with pewter plugs now with leather covers, patent head joint with linked endcap and tuning slide, the former embossed with the Royal Arms stamped Rudall & Rose, No.1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, serial number 5209 This lot contains 2 item(s). Photo here: http://www.sothebys.com/app/live/lot/Lo ... t_id=3W3QC

Rudall & Rose no. 5211
Pamela Carr:
Rudall & Rose No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London 5211 - boxwood, medium holes, six silver keys, pewter Eb key . (Ref.: woodenflute list, 2003)

Rudall & Rose no. 5249
C&F ref.:
Rudall & Rose, No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, 5249 - cocuswood, eight silver keys. (Ref.: "Rudall and Rose spare parts on eBay" thread, December 5th, 2007)

Rudall & Rose no. 5268
C&F ref.:
Rudall & Rose, No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, 5268 - cocuswood, eight silver keys. (Ref.: "Rudall and Rose spare parts on eBay" thread, December 5th, 2007)

Rudall & Rose no. 5319
Private owner P.M.
Rudall & Rose, No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Graden, London, 5319. Patent head Stamped on main section: Rudall & Rose / No.1 Tavistock Street/ Covent Garden/ London/ 5319. Lower sections stamped: Rudall & Rose/London. A beautifully made 8 key flute by Rudall & Rose with Patent Head. Silver keys and silver ferrules. Condition: Fine crack to head-joint (visible in photos). No other cracks or damage. The case lid has become detached. The lid to the grease pot has a section missing but can still be screwed on to the pot and will be included, though not shown in photos. Silver keys and springs are in excellent conditions, pads possibly original and still sealing well. Patent head works well. The cleaning rod has a finely turned handle, is original to the flute and fits in the lower section of the flute when placed in the case, the case has a groove to accommodate the handle of the rod (see photos). Comes with its original case which retains the Rudall & Rose certificate signed by George Rudall and John M Rose with corresponding serial number. A very elegant and beautifully crafted flute! Sounding length: 58 cm. Overall length: 66 cm. E-Bay auction starting bid 2.500 sterling - 06 ended Feb, 2014 21:02:57 GMT - no bids.

Rudall & Rose no. 5353
Gerry Strong, Carbonear, Newfoundland:
Rudall & Rose, No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, 5353 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, patent head, 13 keys http://personainternet.com/gstrong/whole_flute.jpg http://personainternet.com/gstrong/FullFluteNew.jpg

Rudall & Rose no. 5356
Gerry Strong, Carbonear, Newfoundland:
Rudall & Rose, No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, 5356

Rudall & Rose no. 5380
A.P. owner:
Rudall & Rose, No. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, no. 5380 - c.1847 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys

Rudall & Rose no. 5338?
Gardiner & Houlgate Bath auction:
Eight keyed flute by Rudall & Rose, London, mid 19th century, stamped Rudall & Rose, no.1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, the eight nickel keys on wooden blocks, case, length 662mm, sound length 575mm (a.f). Hard to make out the serial number on this flute, looks like it could be 5338?. Sale date 13 Jun 2013. http://gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/Catalogues/mi130613/lot0233.html

Rudall & Rose no. 5384
Madden:
Rudall & Rose no. 5384, made 1848, complete with patent head, original box/certificate, and a custom second box and head made by Terry McGee. Terry also made an expert repair on one of the joints in 2003. A beautiful piece, of course, and sounds like none other, so rich and distinctively Rudall. It has been lovingly cared for, maintained and only played on special occasions. It has the obvious engraved silver overlay to the embouchure with two names who must have been among the original owners of the flute (J.F. Shepherd and B. L Olmstead, custom thumb rest in sharkskin. For the last 12 years, Once owned by G. Collins, this flute has resided in Shanghai, China, but now residing Stateside. Truly the flute for the connoisseur. $6100. References available upon request. C&F June 05, 2012

Rudall & Rose no. 5389
T. M.:
Rudall & Rose No.1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London 5389 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, pewter Eb key

Rudall & Rose no. 5399
Ref.: C&F:
Rudall & Rose no. 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London 5399 - Patent head, 13 keys (Ref.: C&F June 14th, 2010)

Rudall & Rose no. 5451
E-bay listing.:
Rudall & Rose "RUDALL & ROSE / 38 SOUTHAMPTON ST / STRAND / LONDON", [quatrefoil mark] 5451 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, padded Eb key, round C & C# strike plates, cork on tenons, profiled rings, original box with signed label and serial number, grease pot, lid affixed with two metal hinges. Head joint is cracked on opposite side of the embouchure. Seller's description: Rudall Rose flute in original case. Wooden flute with silver joints and silver/nickel key mechanisms. Wooden tuning cap. Unfortunately there is a crack in the rear of the head joint, not affecting the embouchure; the flute still sounds very sweetly. Certificate in the life of the case bears the number 5451. This is also stamped below the name/address stamp on the second joint of the flute. Original wooden box for grease still in the case. Case very shabby but the flute is in good condition. Sellers information: Flute purchased by seller's uncle in London for 3/6 around 90 years ago, and it has been in the same family since then. The seller doesn't remember the head joint being cracked when she was younger and attributes the head joint crack to modern central heating. Ebay item number: 192032715837. Item location: Dunrossness, Shetland, United Kingdom. E-bay listing ends 27 Nov, 2016. Sold for the opening bid of £1999 to a buyer in California (photo cop. seller E. M.)

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Rudall & Rose no. 5501
Richards:
Rudall & Rose no.1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London 5501 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, patent head, Ref.: Terry McGee -Australia, 9 June, 1998. Its certificate bears the number 5501. It lived a hard life on the Australian goldfields and no address is legible on the instrument. It's of the patented head mechanism style.

1847-50: 38 Southampton Street as Rudall & Rose

Rudall & Rose no. ?
Royal Collage of Music London:
Rudall & Rose, London, c. 1850 Inscription: On head, lower joint and foot joint: '[quatrefoil mark] / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / [quatrefoil mark]'; on upper joint: '[quatrefoil mark] / RUDALL & ROSE / 38 SOUTHAMPTON ST / STRAND / LONDON / [quatrefoil mark]'. Description: Rosewood; German silver mounts; eight German silver keys, the foot keys plug-type, the body keys with cupped covers, mounted in turned blocks; metal tuning slide in head. Overall length (mm) 658. Provenance: Hartley collection, 1985

Rudall & Rose no. 5560
Rudall & Rose 38 Southampton St, Strand, London 5560

Rudall & Rose no. 5561
Jon Dodd:
Rudall & Rose 38 Southampton St, Strand, London 5561 (100) - cocuswood

Rudall & Rose no. 5573
Bonhams:
Fine Musical Instruments auction 31st Oct. 2012. Branded Rudall & Rose, 38 Southampton St, Strand, London, 5573. Length from embouchure to foot base 568mm (22 3/8in) the finely figured rosewood (actually cocuswood) , with nine (corrected later to eight) silver keys and fittings, two keys articulated, use and wear, in fitted case. Ammended description: eight sliver keys and made of cocos wood not rosewood. Knightsbridge, London. Lot 25 - Sold for 4375 sterling med buyer's premium (Photo cop. Bonhams)

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Rudall & Rose no. 5580
Horniman Museum:
Rudall & Rose 38 Southampton Street Strand London 5580 - Horniman Museum, London: 14.5.47/309. Flute in D, boxwood, silver mounts. Six finger holes, eight silver keys, the body keys round and deeply cupped, the foot keys plug-type, mounted in turned blocks. Movable cork-lined hardwood stopper. Metal lined head and tuning slide. Sounding length (embouchure to foot) is 57.6 cm. Silver mounts on foot deep and milled; cap similarly milled, embossed with the royal arms and inscribed: 'Rudall & Rose, Patentees'. Stamped: 'Rudall & Rose 38 Southampton Street Strand London' (quatrefoil mark and number 5580). Measurements: overall: 662 x 40 x 30 mm. Made 1851-1852. Provenance: Adam Carse Collection http://www.horniman.ac.uk/object/14.5.47/309

Rudall & Rose no. 5583
University of Edinburgh;
B_ flute (`tenor'). Nominal pitch: A_. Stamped with flower and "RUDALL & ROSE / 38 SOUTHAMPTON ST / STRAND / LONDON", with flower and "5583" Technical description: Rosewood; 5 sections; german silver keys; 7 german silver ferrules; screw-stopper; metal-lined head; tuning-slide; oval embouchure-hole; overlapping low C/C_ touches. L0: B_. L1: T. L2: T. L3: PL - G. L4: G_; long F. R1: T; C; D trill. R2: T. R3: PL - D; cross F. R4: D_; low C_; low C. Keymount type: knob with leaf springs, except open-standing keys on rod/pillar mounts with needle springs. Keyhead type: saltspoon, with pewter plugs and metal key-hole surrounds for low C/C_, and cylinder cups for additional open-standing keys. Repair History: Plates for R3 and L3 are probably later additions. Provenance Purchased in 1981. Measures 825 mm.

Rudall & Rose no. 5598
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 0323: Rudall & Rose / Flute in C -  (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / 38 SOUTHAMPTON ST / STRAND / LONDON / (4-petalled flower) / 5598 - Mark on upper body. Mark on barrel, lower body, foot: (4-petalled flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / (4-petalled flower) - Physical description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head. Pre-cross pinned at B-flat/G# and E-flat key blocks. G# key lengthened with portion from another flute key (likely long F from similar English instrument). 8 keys, saltspoon, pewter plugs over round plates for C#, C. Pin in block. Rosewood, silver-plated keys, ferrules, metal-lined head.; 65. 7 cm. Provenance: J. Clayton Boyes, Bushey, England, 26 Apr. 1923. Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked and filled.

Rudall & Rose no. 5605
C&F ref.:
RUDALL & ROSE / 38 SOUTHAMPTON ST / STRAND / LONDON / 5605 - Cocuswood, silver salt spoon keys, silver rings. "In October 2010 the Olwells sold the head/barrel and upper body, in certificated original case, of #5605 (R&R 38 Southampton St.) The lower body and foot were missing." Jem Hammond (Ref.: C&F thread: "Serial numbers of deceased Rudall simple system flutes" 26th May, 2015)

Rudall Rose, Carte & Co.no. 5625
Páidraig Ó Mhaoldomhnaigh collection:
Stamp: RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO./ 20 CHARING CROSS / LONDON / 5625 - Cocuswood, silver salt spoon keys, silver rings, silver cork position indicator, wide barrel tenon socket ring, round C# & C strike plates, 673 mm (made after 1857, R. Bigio) (Ref.: Rudall, Rose & Carte : the art of the flute in Britain / Robert Bigio)

Rudall & Rose no. 5631
Bonhams:
Fine Musical Instruments London, New Bond Street 9 Jul 2007 14:00 BST - Auction 14845. Stamped on the barrell with a 4-petal flower , Rudall & Rose, 38 Southampton St, London, four petal flower 5631, and further stamped Rudall & Rose with 4 petal flower on most parts, with 5 plug head nickel keys, in good condition, L.E.F.B 554mm, in fitted leather case. Lot 16 A Rosewood Rudall & Rose Flute. Sold for £1,560 (SEK 18,073) inc. premium

Rudall & Rose no. 5655
Unsure about the address for this flute?

Rudall & Rose no. 5657
C&F ref.:
Rudall & Rose, 38 Southampton St, Strand, London 5657 - Cocuswood, silver salt spoon keys, silver rings, "In December 2007 Patrick Olwell bought two partial flutes being sold "from a large collection" from an Edinburgh-based vendor - the upper body only of #5657 (R&R 38 Southampton St.) and the upper and lower body joints only, missing blocks and keys on the lower, of #3541 (R&R 15 Piazza)." Jem Hammond. (Ref.: C&F thread "Serial numbers of deceased Rudall simple system flutes", 26th May, 2015

Rudall & Rose no. 5663
Bromptons:
Lot title: An Eight-keyed Rosewood Flute by Rudall & Rose, London, circa 1850. Description: Silver mounts, silver keys with salt spoon cup covers, the C and C sharp keys with pewter plugs, patent head joint. Label: Faintly stamped: Rudall & Rose, 38 Southampton St, Strand, London, 5663 on the upper middle joint and Rudall & Rose, London on all the other joints except the head joint which is unstamped. The silver tuning head cap engraved Rudall & Rose, Patentees [italics] with Royal Arms. Dimensions: Sounding length: 22 9/16ins, 573mm. Auctioneer: Brompton's. sold December 2013. Lot number: 217A

Rudall & Rose no. 5666
D.M. reference:
Rudall & Rose 38 Southampton Street Strand London 5666 - cocuswood, silver keys, silver rings. (Ref.: D.M. C&F?)

1852-54 - 100 Bond Street as Rudall, Rose & Co.

Rudall Rose, Carte & Co. (serial number hidden)
Just flutes:
Still for sale June, 2014 for 895 sterling at www.justflutes.com - No serial number can be seen as the barrel is encased in metal. Specifications: Rudall Rose Carte & Co conical flute (c.1852-1871) Cocus wood, Supplied in original wood case, 8 Key flute (nickel silver), 6 salt spoon style keys, Pewter plugs, Sounding Length - 570mm, Description: This flute has been recently serviced and is in playing order.There are several repairs evident, and this instrument is priced accordingly. There is a silver band fitted to the headjoint to fix damage at the tenon end. The D# pad has been replaced with a leather pad (visible in the photos) and the other pads are in good condition and sealing well. There is also a repaired crack (filled) in the headjoint which runs for 10cm. Otherwise there are no cracks or splits in the wood.

Rudall Rose, Carte & Co. (no serial number)
Stamp on body Rudall Rose Carte & Co / 20 Charing Cross / London - boxwood, no serial number - eight silver keys, saltspoon Eb key, pewter C# & C keys with round strike plates, missing end cap. Offered for sale 26th November, 2007

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1854-57 - 100 Bond Street as Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co.

Rudall Rose & Carte (no serial number)
Jon Cochran - May 29, 2012:
Stamp (quatrefoil mark) Rudall Rose & Carte 100 New Bond St London (quatrefoil mark). I am selling my Rudall Rose & Carte 8 key Cocuswood flute. It comes with the original case. The flute has no serial number, I have seen a couple of RRC flutes without the serial number, possibly a lapse during the transition from R&R to RC? The flute has be restored by me, all the repairs are stable for 2 years. Repaired cracks in the head, barrel lower section and foot. Short F block is replaced, and both short F and Cnat are replacement keys. All sockets have been replaced for stability in the repairs. The flute plays well in 440 htz., nice Rudally tone! I am selling the flute for $2,600.00 (2,400).

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 5698
Bromptons:
LOT TITLE: An Eight-keyed Cocuswood Flute by Rudall, Rose & Carte, London, Post 1857 DESCRIPTION: Silver mounts silver keys with salt spoon cup covers, the C and C sharp keys with pewter plugs, in leather-bound case with signed guarantee. LABEL: Stamped Rudall, Rose & Carte, 100, New Bond St.. London, 5698 on the upper middle joint and Rudall, Rose & Carte, London on all the other joints except the head joint which is unstamped,. DIMENSIONS: Sounding length 22 3/4ins, 578mm. CONDITION Both the head joint and the barrel joint have open cracks, the latter retained by a silver band which partly obscures the stamp. The upper middle joint has a chip out of the back lower edge just above the tenon. Not in playing order. The case hinge is d(amaged). DATE SOLD: December 2013 - LOT NUMBER 215. http://cdn.bromptons.co/catalogue/1027/extra/6604-1f.1.jpg

Rudall & Rose no. 5882
Stamp: RUDALL & ROSE / N° 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / LONDON / 5882 - Bb flute - Cocuswood, six silver salt spoon keys, silver rings (Ref.: woodenflute list D.M., 2003 - possible that serial number is 6882?)

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6002
Ref: John McLeod
Rudall, Rose & Carte, 100, New Bond St.. London no. 6002 - Cocus wood, eight sterling silver keys, sterling silver rings as ferrules; medium holes, C/C# interlocking; round C/C# striker plates; Eb padded. Bought from Arthur Haswell  November  2014

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6013
University of Edinburgh:
Stamped with crown and "RUDALL / ROSE & CARTE/ 100 NEW BOND ST / LONDON / 6013". Technical description: Cocus; 5 sections; german silver keys; 5 german silver ferrules plus decorated cap and ferrule at foot; metal-lined head; tuning-slide; oval embouchure-hole; large L2, R1, R2 finger-holes; cork-lapped tenons; interlocking foot keytouches; metal-lined sockets; thinned tenons. Keymount type: knob, with saddles. Keyhead type: saltspoon, with pewter plugs and metal key-hole surrounds for low C/C_. Measures 655 mm. Provenance: James W. McGregor - On loan to collection. http://194.250.19.151/media/UEDIN/IMAGE/0032498d.jpg

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6032
Olwell:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6032 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys, saltspoon Eb key, interlocking, pewter C# & C keys have round strike plates, patent head, original flute box with label and serial number but without signatures. Owner Patrick Olwell, 2015

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6059
Smith:
RUDALL / ROSE & CARTE/ 100 NEW BOND ST / LONDON / 6059

Rudall, Rose Carte & Co. no. 6069
Offered here is a circa 1855 Rudall, Rose & Carte cocuswood concert flute, serial #6069. There are eight sterling silver block mounted keys with the interlocking C and C# having pewter plugs. It's a large hole design (#5 finger hole is about 10mm). Stamped on the first body joint (crown) / Rudall / Rose Carte & Co. / 100 New Bond St. / London / 6069, and on the barrel, second body joint and foot (crown) / Rudall / Rose Carte & Co. / London. Comes with an additional cocuswood headjoint with sterling lip plate by Chris Wilkes. Chris forgot to stamp his logo on the headjoint, but he does remember making it, I have some email correspondence about the head that I can include. The original head also plays well, with no repaired cracks or work having been done on it. The flute plays very well with the full, complex tone that these flutes are famous for. There is one minor repaired hairline crack in the footjoint socket, and I'm told the long F key may be a replacement, though it's a very good match if so (it's sterling and the cup is shaped identically to the other keys). The first block of the long F has been reglued. The pads have recently been replaced and the flute checked and set up by Jon C. of Cochrane Flutes. There is some rubbing to the logo stamping on the first body joint but it's still clear and easily readible, with the other stamps crisp and clear. Plays easily down to low C. The Rudall head is a bit shorter than the Wilkes head and plays at A=440 with the slide out about 5/8". The Wilkes head plays at A=440 with the slide out about 1/8". This is a lovely old Rudall that has been played and loved, maintained well, and has lots of life left in it. It comes with its original wooden case. Thanks for looking, let me know if I could answer any questions. $4950. including Priority Mail postage and insurance in the continental U.S., international buyers please contact me for a shipping quote, there are several options. C&F, January 6th, 2012 http://s877.photobucket.com/albums/ab333/clearcreek1/

Rudall, Rose Carte & Co. no. ?
Bonhams:
Fine Musical Instruments London, New Bond Street 9 Jul 2007 14:00 BST. Auction 14845. A rosewood Rudall Rose Carte & Co Flute - stamped faintly on the body, with a crown Rudall Rose Carte & Co, 20 Charing Cross and again on other parts, with eight nickel plughead keys, L.E.F.B 574mm., restorations, in original leather case. Lot 15 - A rosewood Rudall Rose Carte & Co Flute. Sold for £960 (SEK 11,122) inc. premium

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6116
Rudall, Rose & Carte 100 New Bond St. / London / 6116 - Liverpool owner, bought some years ago from Conor Maloney. Spotted by J. H. and described as having "Sterling fittings, claw C/C# touches, 2 pewters, crown stamp, not quatrefoil, 2 pewters, shallow saltspoons, standard 8-key. Nice flute in original case (no certificate)". (Ref.: C&F - thread: Rudall serial number register up and running - August 4-5th, 2014)

Rudall Rose, Carte & Co. no. 6159
Paul Jacobs collection:
Stamp: Rudall Rose Carte & Co. / 20 Charing Crosss / LONDON / 6159 - Cocuswood, silver salt spoon keys, silver rings, 668 mm (made after 1857, R. Bigio) (Ref.: Rudall, Rose & Carte : the art of the flute in Britain / Robert Bigio)

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6169
E-bay listing:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 100 New Bond St. / London / 6169 - cocuswood, reversed upper body socket with barrel tenon, 13 keys, high E and D trill keys, missing or broken Bb touch, saltspoon Eb with added flange, pewter C#, C, B, Bb keys with round strike plates, not patent head (Ref.: C&F June 14th, 2010) - Sold on E-bay Australia for US $6500.00. to a buyer in the U.S.A.

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6194
Sylvain Barou owner:
Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6194 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys (Ref.: woodenflute, 4 March, 2004). Ebay sale February/March 2004

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6206
D.M. owner:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 100 New Bond St. / London / 6206 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6208
D.M.:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 100 New Bond St. / London / 6208 - boxwood, original patent head + Pat Olwell head joint - (Ref.: C&F Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 - Post subject: F.S.: Rudall, Rose)

1871-78 20, Charing Cross as Rudall, Carte & Co.
Rudall, Rose & Carte no. ?
Gerrards Auction Rooms:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London (serial number not given) - Gerrads' description: Rudall Rose Carte & Co eight key flute, together with outer leather case. Charing Cross London - sold for £180, 13 August 2009

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6225
L.M. owner:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6225 - Red cocuswood, large holes, original case and certificate (unsigned). E-bay listing - sold 7th August, 2003 for $4650.00. Head joint and barrel cracks repaired by Jon Cornia and new purse string leather pads (Ref.: C&F October 2nd, 2004) http://www.larrymallette.com/historicalflutes/#.U6mmTxYqigR

Rudall, Rose Carte & Co. no. 6245
Seán Gilrane owner:
Rudall, Rose Carte & Co. 20 Charing Cross, London 6245 - cocuswood with eight keys on wooden blocks, original maroon case with certificate, serial number not visable on the label/certificate. Silver lip plate, silver salt spoon keys, padded Eb key and silver rings. 655 mm. Excellent condition. Purchased August 2015. Provenance: Páidraig Ó Mhaoldomhnaigh collection. Sold 21st september 2007, Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction: Lot nr 0117 - estimated price £400-600. (Ref.: Rudall, Rose & Carte : the art of the flute in Britain / Robert Bigio) (Photo cop. Seán Gilrane)

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Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6260
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6260 - cocus wood, silver keys, crack through the embouchure. Original box with certificate. Seen on PBS's Antique Roadshow, April 2004

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6276
Smith owner:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6276 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6285
Haas:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6285 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6318
Hammy Hamilton owner:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6318 - cocuswood, silver saltspoon keys?. Owned by Hammy Hamilton for nearly 40 years, 2016

Rudall, Rose & Carte no 6329
Rick Wilson owner:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6329 - cocuswood, flat silver saltspoon keys

Rudall, Rose Carte & Co. no 6365
Dayton C. Miller Collection:
DCM 0642: Rudall Rose Carte & Co. / Flute in C - (crown) / RUDALL / ROSE CARTE & Cº / 20 CHARING CROSS / LONDON / 6365 - Mark on upper body. Mark on barrel, lower body, foot: (crown) / RUDALL / ROSE CARTE & Cº / LONDON - Physical description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head. Cocus, silver cap, keys, ferrules. 8 keys, pewter plugs over round plates for C#, C. Post and rod, modern style key cups. Metal-lined sockets and tenon.; 66 cm. Case: Original case, with guarantee certificate. Condition: Barrel cracked and crack at socket of middle joint. DCM: "Stud has been cut off; and opening in cap has been closed with disk of g.s. [German silver]." Provenance: J. Clayton Boyes, Bushey, England, 20 Aug. 1926.

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6377
D.L. owner:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6377 - cocuswood, eight silver keys. Purchased 1989? from Eugene Lambe - Chris Wilkes headjoint around 1994 (C&F ref.: Thread: Opinion on blackwood keyless makers.... - 24th February, 2006)

Rudall, Rose & Carte no 6395
Japanese owner:
E-Bay listning , has been owned by Byrne? - Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6395 - silver keys, playing condition. Sold to a Japanese buyer. EUR 3,180.00/£2,560.60 September 9th, 2008

Rudall, Rose & Carte no 6409
E-bay listing:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6409 - Seller's description: "Flute looks to be in good condition with no splits, cracks or damage. All keys moving. Case is worn, no hinge". Location: Runcorn, U.K. auction ends 4th December, 2011. Remarks: ("plays just fine at 440 with the slide open c20mm (just beyond the barrel part of the slide) and ("6409 has a SL of 569mm, a C#-Eb of 255mm, an Eb-foot of 100mm and an emb-C# of 213mm" - Ref.: C&F Jem Hammond December 11th, 2011)

Rudall, Rose & Carte no 6496
E-bay listing:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6496 - cocuswood, silver keys, saltspoon Eb-key, original case, no grease pot or cleaning rod. Seller's description: "This is a Rudall, Rose, Carte Co. Charring Cross, London. Flute of approx 1870 in perfect playing condition. Plays in tune. Serial number 6496. No cracks." E-bay listing 10th July, 2015, starting bid: 3,500 euros - bidding ends 16th July, 2015.

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Rudall, Rose & Carte no 6505
Páidraig Ó Mhaoldomhnaigh collection:
RUDALL / ROSE CARTE & Cº / 20 CHARING CROSS / LONDON / 6505 - left-handed flute, cocuswood, silver salt spoon keys, silver rings, 657 mm. (made after 1857) (Ref.: Rudall, Rose & Carte : the art of the flute in Britain / Robert Bigio)

Rudall, Rose & Carte & Co. no 6510
E-bay listing:
RUDALL / ROSE & CARTE & Cº / 20 CHARING CROSS / LONDON / 6510 - cocuswood, Silver salt spoon keys, padded Eb key, claw C# C touch, silver rings, two cracks into embouchure hole, cracked barrel, chipped and damaged crown, left hand flute body has both corked and threaded tenons, Barrell stamped Rudall Carte & Co. flutes body parts stamped Rudall, Rose Carte & Co.. Ebay seller's description: " This flute is being sold as broken & we will not accept returns. Assembled as in pictures 1 & 2, it's about 26" long. Must be quite a rare model with fewer caps/levers than normal. The bottom section (pictures 5 & 6) has a crown over "Rudall Rose Carte & Co." stamped at each end. Excluding the metal it's 9 7/8" or just over 25cm long. I can see the 3rd pad from the end is perished so best assume they all leak. I don't know if this is proper or a fault:- the last 2 caps open when you lift the levers but remain open until you push the levers to close them i.e. they do not spring shut as all the others do. All metalwork good & no splits. The middle section (pictures 7 & 8) has a crown over the legend "Rudall Rose Carte & Co.  20 Charing Cross  London  6510". Excluding the inserts it's 6 3/8" or just over 16cm long. All metal work is good & no splits.The top section (pictures 9-12) is the problem. Use the zoom feature on the last three pictures. I assume it's made of two separate tubes. The shorter one at 2 1/2" has a very thin split; too thin to get a piece of paper into but you can see it (picture 11) & feel it if you run your finger nail across it. It runs the whole 2 1/2" length. The longer 7" section has a serious split. Shown in picture 12 but in picture 10 I've used the middle section to point out where it ends i.e from the top, through the hole & down:- it's about 6" of the 7" section. At its widest, where it joins the hole, the split is almost 1mm wide so significant. The top section is about 9 5/8" long & under a crown carries the legend "Rudall  Carte & Co.  London". (Note "Rose" is omitted) The original oak box is about 12" x 6 1/2" x (just under) 2 1/2". Note in picture 3 you'll see two empty compartments, I don't know what they're for & don't have any other bits. Being auctioned as broken so we won't accept returns. For this reason we do not have a "Buy It Now" price."

Rudall, Rose & Carte no 6530
Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6530 Charing Cross Rd, 20, London, on barrel Rudall Carte cocuswood. New pads oiled by Arthur Haswell, Northampton. Original box, £1300 sterling ono. Hairline barrel crack repaired by Haswell, old repair on C block well done. Nick on crown (Possibly from Paul Davis' collection?)

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1871-78 20, Charing Cross as Rudall, Carte & Co.

Rudall, Carte & Co. no 6536
Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 6536 Charing Cross Rd, 20, London - Description from http://www.australianflutesociety.org.au/new/pdfs/Fluteregister.pdf: "Rudall, Carte & Co., London, No. 6536. Owned by Mr J.C. Watson, Melbourne."

Rudall, Carte & Co. no 6604
Rudall, Carte & Co. ­ 8 keys. Rudall, Carte & Co. Serial #6604 Stamps: Stamped on midjoint: RUDALL CARTE & Co 20 CHARING CROSS LONDON 6604. On barrel, heart, and foot: RUDALL CARTE & CO / LONDON. All the stamps are clearly visible and well made. Date: Made in ~1868, After mr. J. M. Rose's death. Material: The flute is made of beautiful reddish cocus wood with nickel silver keys. System: This is the professional English flute of the day, with 8 keys and a footjoint to C. Condition: The flute is in excellent condition for its age and need to be played. Pads are original and the thread is been replace by matching the original tread's colour. A crack in the back of the head has been professionaly restored. The crack was net and easy to repair. One of the silver rings has been replaced. The flute looks in general like-new condition with no sign of wear from previous use. Unusual features: the barrel slide is covered in a sleeve of cocus wood. Comment: The sound is big and powerful, as expected from a large holed Rudall. It takes few minutes to warm up and the more you play it the best you get form it. It plays down to the low C quite easily (after some oil is been added on the plugs). Intonation is standard for that period, B and A are a bit sharp, F# and low D bit flat. flat foot is not strong and can be compensate by the player. Pitch: As many Rudalls, it is slightly high pitch but playable at A=440 when slide extended about 10-20mm (depending on player) with a good intonation. Sounding length: Sounding length -fully compressed- is 570 mm. McGee indicator: 252 mm. Overall length: 66 cm. Weight gram: about 400 g. Case: Came with a costumed-fitted french style case (not original).

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 6623
Christies:
An eight-keyed rosewood conical flute_by Rudall Carte, stamped Rudall Carte & Co., 20 Charing Cross, London 6623, the keys of nickel, the sounding length 22 7/16in. (57cm), in a case. Estimate: £600 - £800 ($933 - $1,244) - Lot 162 - Sold for £675 ($1,050) Sale 7034 13 November 1995. London, South Kensington

Rudall Carte & Co. no. 6645
Christies:
A nickel mounted rosewood conical flute_by Rudall Carte, no. 6645, with eight keys, the length of back 22_in.(57.2cm), in a case. Estimate: £120 - £180 ($192 - $288) - Lot 136 - Sold for £1,800 ($2,879) Sale 6928 19 June 1995. London, South Kensington

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 6698
Arthur Haswell:
A Rudall Carte 8-key flute in excellent condition, complete with original case and cleaning rod. German silver (nickel) keys; six salt spoon plus two pewter plugs, round strike plates. Serial number 6698 - made in 1875. The flute is in remarkably good condition, with no cracks, old repairs whatsoever, and a crisp unaltered embouchure hole. In the hand it feels like new. Total length 66 cm. Sounding length 56.9 cm. We have given the flute a clean and oil. Price 1.795 sterling - sold November 2014

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6707
E-Bay:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6707 - eight key English flute...Charing Cross, London - stamped 6707, cocuswood and silver, in case with grease pot - needs to be cleaned, all parts move and seem to work. willing to ship worldwide. Seller: thosan 6904. Item number: 121295002516. Item location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Winning bid 24th March, 2014, 640.69 sterling (1,182 USD) - Ref.: Jack McLeod: Cocus wood, eight silver keys (later-type flatter saltspoon), silver rings as ferrules; large holes, C/C# interlocking; round C/C# striker plates; Eb padded.

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 6713
J.C.:
Rudall Carte & Co. 23 Berners Street, Oxford Street, London 6713 - boxwood (Ref.: C&F January 6th, 2006)

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 6728
Herbert Struzyna
Rudall, Carte & Co. 8-keyed cocuswood concert flute, with the serial number 6728, made around 1872 - the year that the firm's name changed from Rudall, Rose & Carte to simply Rudall, Carte. Sold on September 12th, 2013 by Philip Serrell, Auctioneers & valuers, Malvern Saleroom: "Lot 333 A Rudall Carte & Co rosewood flute, in five sections with nickel keys and mounts, numbered 6728, length 26ins, together with a similar piccolo". Nickel-silver keys and rings, pewter plugs on the C and C# keys, rosewood-veneered case. Overhauled and a barrel crack repaired by Hammy Hamilton - it plays very well, especially when it's warmed up! Price 3,250 euros - Being sold on consignment for a customer 2014. McNeill's Music Shop, Ennis Road, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. Tel: 065-708 5734 - Charing Cross, London address on barrel, corked tenons. Sold to Herbert Struzyna in Lahr, Baden. The initials JD (a former owner?) are inscribed on the back of the foot joint

Rudall, Rose & Carte no 6736
Michael:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London no 6736 - cocuswood, flat silver saltspoon keys

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 6745
Mark Blackwell, owner:
Rudall Carte & Co. Charing Cross, London no. 6745 - Cocuswood, eight keys (later-type flatter saltspoon), rings as ferrules; medium-to-large holes, C/C# hockeystick ; round C/C# striker plates; Eb padded. Not clear whether silver or nickel silver (ref.: Jack McLeod).
This flute is now for sale 27th October 2015 by Mark Priestley. Rudall Carte & Co. simple system flute 67xx - 3 000 $ ‹ Kinvara
"Rudall Carte & Co. simple system flute 67xx, 20 Charing Cross. Made by Wylde, cocus wood, nickel silver, first sold in 1876 The price is in euros, or the sterling equivalent. Available in person in England or Ireland. I prefer not to post outside the EU but happy to discuss at your risk and expense. This is a really lovely flute, it sounds great and is in highly original condition, including all the springs and pads (apart from the long F, which was replaced in purse pad style). The edges of the tone holes are all sharp and seem to have been hardly played. It looks new. It comes with an original Rudall case, with all the leather covering intact if worn, although the hinge has detached and there's no key. There is even an original turned cocus grease pot but no cleaning rod. The flute has been used by at least one one modern maker to template for a large hole Rudall design. This later model has a slightly shorter foot than the early ones but still has the old C#-D# length of 254 mm (as opposed to 245 mm in the 71xx Rudalls). It plays very well at 440 Hz all the way down to low D. It's a fantastic example. I'm really loathe to sell it but I don't play it often and I really need the money! Now for the faults, as much as I know... I believe the flute had barrel and head joint cracks repaired by Jon Cornia in the past, as well as a cracked socket on the right hand section, which was grafted. The barrel crack later opened up and was repaired (this is neat, filled with cocus dust, but not polished into an invisible repair). When I received the flute the upper left hand tenon was becoming slightly distorted out of round, possibly collapsing under a tight tenon binding in dry conditions. Rather than doing a destructive repair Hammy Hamilton was able to rehydrate the section and return it to round with a collar. We decided to leave it that way and to cork up the tenons rather than binding them. Hammy also gave me the metal collar, which I slip onto the tenon each time it goes back in the case (it's not really necessary as it hasn't moved in the intervening four years). The C and C# pewter plugs will need tweaking to seal them properly. I'm being very honest here, it really is a superb flute! " (Mark Priestley)
Previously owned by Dave Migoya and Stefan Gabriel. Dave Migoya: "Yes, I had this flute at one time, then it found a home in Germany for a time, and then your story picks up. My notes reflect it had been in the same family for several generations in the UK when I acquired it. It was indeed delivered to RR on 10-July-1876 from the Wylde shop. And I recall it being a fine player". Mark Priestley: It cost 1 guinea with German silver keys (21 shillings = £1 + 1 shilling) and 4 guineas with sterling silver keys and rings at its arrival to RR. This flute was bought from Mark Priestley by Kate Theasby and sold to Mark Blackwell on September 26th, 2016

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 6763
Terry McGee: Rudall Carte & Co. 20 Charing Cross, London 6763 (120)

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6772
L. M. owner:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6772 - Black cocuswood, large holes, original case and certificate missing. Silver plaque shows the flute to be a 25th wedding anniversary present from the wife of W.H. Binny, 21st December 1882. Jon Cornia fitted new purse string leather pads (Ref.: C&F October 2nd, 2004) http://www.larrymallette.com/historicalflutes/#.U6mmTxYqigR

Rudall, Rose & Carte no. 6776
Nick Voreas owner:
Rudall, Rose & Carte 20 Charing Cross, London 6776 - Owner Nick Voreas, no description - stolen during the 1990's in Portland, Oregon

Rudall Carte & Co. no. 6845
Ref: Jem Hammond:
Rudall Carte & Co. 20 Charing Cross, London no. 6845 - Cocuswood, eight nickel silver saltspoon keys, rings as ferrules; medium-to-large holes, C/C# hockeystick; round C/C# striker plates; Eb padded. (Ref. 11th Feb. 2015, Jem Hammond on Flute history channel: The pewter plugs need wear/impact rings on their contact surfaces removing and the C# one needs resetting as it is a bit twisted at present and not falling true onto its receiving plate. The embouchure and tone-hole rims are all still quite sharp and little worn, though the rings indented in the pewter plugs and the old replacement of at least two springs (long C and low C, with through-rivetted springs) suggest the flute must have seen some significant playing use. The flute speaks very easily right up to high C at the top of the 3rd 8ve, which is easy to produce. The low D is currently unreliable and less full than it will be and the low C# and C are not working.) Head joint crack. Some keys need to be serviced. Overall length (excluding stopper finial) of 653mm and a slide-closed sounding length of 570mm. To be restored and overhauled by Jem Hammond.

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 6847
Ref: Jem Hammond:
Rudall Carte & Co. 20 Charing Cross, London no. 6847 - Cocuswood, eight nickel silver saltspoon keys, rings as ferrules; medium-to-large holes, C/C# hockeystick; round C/C# striker plates; Eb padded. (Ref. 11th Feb. 2015 - Flute history channel)

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7002
Ref: Jack McLeod:
Rudall Carte & Co. 20 Charing Cross, London no. 7002 - cocuswood, eight keys (later-type flatter saltspoon), rings as ferrules; medium-to-large holes, C/C# hockeystick; round C/C# striker plates; Eb padded. Not clear whether silver or nickel silver.

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7007
McCullagh owner:
USA - November 17th, 2001. Rudall Carte & Co. no. 7007. McCullagh owner 2004 says, "A conical bore 8 key, the flute was made by Henry Wylde for the firm in 1888. It has a tuning slide." (Ref. C&F, Oct. 12th, 2004)

1878-1955 23 Berners Street

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Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 1336?
Gardiner-Houlgate Bath auction:
(The serial number does not fit with the address stamp- prehaps should be read as 7336 instead) Rudall Carte rosewood flute stamped RUDALL CARTE & CO LTD, 23 BERNERS STREET, OXFORD STREET, LONDON, SER. NO. 1336, cased. Sold for 1100 Sterling, on 22nd September, 2007, Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction (30)

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7018
Paul Davies:
Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7018. Purchased from Paul Davies "about ten years ago" 2004. Sold to Dr. Marcus McGuff, Austin, Texas, who has used the flute in early music performances with the Texas Early Music Project Ref.: L. M.)

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7038
University of East Anglia:
Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7038. "Made 27th January, 1890"

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7049
E-bay listing:
Sold on E-Bay 2007 by octavian440, a trustworthy lady dealer. Ebay Item number: 230182859502. Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7049. Silver keys.This is an old 8 keyed flute by Rudall Carte serial no. 7049. It is in superb condition without cracks or damage of any kind and with no old repairs. No replacement parts or alterations. Pads look good but are old and a re-pad may be needed to restore good playing condition. Original case, lid detached. Original grease pot and cleaning rod. Overall length 66cm. Sounding length 57.9cm. Originally from Mr. Kirby's estate I believe. Sold on 8th November, 2007 to Hammy Hamilton for U$5,100/£2420/E3480. Sold by Hammy Hamilton to a new owner who still has the flute, 2014. See Scam alert at bottom of list

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7058
Private collection:
Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7058 - cocuswood, nickel silver salt spoon keys, nickel silver rings, (Ref.: R. Bigio - made on 10th August, 1891, made by Totman, outside contractor, stock record II 87), 654 mm

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7103
T. J. owner:
Gardiner & Houlgate auction 14th September, 2012 - Good English rosewood flute by Rudall Carte & Co, circa 1870, stamped Rudall Carte & Co, 23 Berners Street, Oxford Street, London no. 7103, with eight nickel keys on wooden blocks. This is a cocus wood flute with no repairs or cracks, with wooden inlaid box missing key & grease pot. Probably made in June-July, 1891. Plays in tune with itself A=440. Believed to be from a deceased flute collector's estate, Wrexham. Estimate: 800-1000. Recent sale history: Sold 25th September, 2009 for 1800 sterling with buyer's premium & VAT 2.117 sterling = 3.387 USD. Gardiner & Houlgate - Put on E-Bay May 11th, 2010, starting bid 2.500 sterling but failed to sell - Sold again by G&H on 14th September, 2012 for 750 sterling + buyer's premium & VAT 902 sterling. 7103 is now hydrated and played on a regular basis. July 4th, 2015 the flute was taken to Jon Dodd's workshop, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, where new pads were fitted, the keys polished and a broken long F-key was repaired. The flute plays like new

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7106
Metrolpolitan Museum of Art, New York:
Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7106 - cocuswood, silver flat cap keys, silver rings, silver barrel round embouchure, engraved silver crown and foot cap (Ref.: R. Bigio - made on 10th August, 1891, made by Atkins, stock record II 88)

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7120
Terry McGee owner:
Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7120 - cocuswood - Made in 1898

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7133
Private collection:
Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7133 - cylindrical bore - cocuswood, nickel flat cap keys, nickel silver rings, (Ref.: R. Bigio - made on 20th December, 1893, made by Holland, stock record II 89), 653 mm

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7154
Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection 0054:
_Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7154. Stamp on upper section. Head marked: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. LTD. / LONDON, foot marked: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / LONDON London: ca. 1911. Cocus, silver ferrules on metal-lined head; body and foot joints with nickel silver key work.; 65 cm. Condition: Head joint cracked. DCM ledger: "Lower end ferrule missing (Head cracked when received). Ring replaced. 8 keys, post and rod direct mount, roller for C. Physical description: 3 sections, cylindrical bore. Provenance: Body and foot, George W. Haynes, New York, Jan. 1917; head, William S. Haynes, Boston, 5 Feb. 1917. Repository: _Library of Congress, Music Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 Rudall Carte & Co. 7174

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7174
Terry McGee owner:
Rudall Carte & Co. 7174 - made 21 July, 1896. Cocus, conical, 8 G.S. (German silver) keys, knobs (i.e.block-mounted, not pillar-mounted). Made by Holland. Sold 20 August, 1896 to R. Littlewood of Huddersfield. (no prices recorded). Holland was one of RC's employees. He usually made modern flutes.

Rudall, Carte & Co no. 7229
E-bay listing:
Ebay item no. 320979864323. 11 September 2012. "This flute, no. 7229 and made by Rudall Carte & Co (the stamp is 23 Berners Street address) is a large hole model with very nice nickeled keys. The keys are a flat type cup. The cocus wood is lovely and smooth, terrific reddish grain and no repairs or cracks. Photos with the white teflon were taken this morning. I prefer teflon for the smoothness of operation on the joint, no other reason. It's easily removed. Comes in original Rudall case. Tuning is solidly at 440 with a very true scale. The sound is huge and extremely good for session play or stage work." D. Migoya

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7232
E-bay listing:
Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7232 . French style pinned nickel silver keys, Boehm style foot keys, unusual G# key, French-slide, metal covered tenon ends, original comple box. 565 mm. Sold for 2,787 USD December 11, 2011 to D.O. (The flute plays great! No tuning issues, plays at 440htz with the slide pulled out 17mm. Made of Cuban cocus - Jon. C. Ref.: C&F January 8th, 2012)

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7258
E-Bay listing: Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7258 . Cylindrical bore, French-slide, nickel silver keys. The serial number was thought to be 7058 at first. Sold for 620 sterling + buyer's premium Oct 16th, 2004

Rudall Carte & Co. no. 7279
Jason Pollack:
Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7279 - "I have a unique flute for sale: a Rudall Carte 8-key (serial #7279) made of ebonite with cylindrical bore, French slide, and is very high-pitched, playing very close in tune to the Irish Eflat flute. May have been originally made as a Dflat flute (as opposed to the normal Boehm C). Probably made in the 1920's or 30's." Jason Pollack (Ref: C&F May 28, 2013)

Rudall Carte & Co. no. 7292
E-bay listing: Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7292. Cylindrical bore, French-slide, nickel silver keys. The serial number was thought to be 7058 at first. Sold for 620 sterling + buyer's premium Oct 16th, 2004

    Rudall & Rose no. 1336?
Gardiner-Houlgate Bath auction:
(The serial number does not fit with the address stamp- prehaps should be read as 7336 instead) Rudall Carte rosewood flute stamped RUDALL CARTE & CO LTD, 23 BERNERS STREET, OXFORD STREET, LONDON, SER. NO. 1336, cased. Sold for 1100 Sterling, on 22nd September, 2007, Gardiner-Houlgate, Bath auction (30)

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7403
USA:
Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7403 - DM "the highest serial number 8 key recorded for a Rudall (#7403). It's cylindrical bore with French tuning slide (patented and modified by Mr. Rose) and parabolic head joint. Teeny crack that doesn't hurt and the head, unlike the seller notes, is indeed original. The Eb key is indeed there, too. The foot is a Boehm style rod system. It plays very well. And at Eb a=440." D. M. (Ref.: C&F July 16th, 2004). Update Thomas Johnson, 11th May, 2016 - 7403 is not the highest serial number for an 8 key - see Rudall Carte & Co. 7418, 7490 and 7548

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7418
E-bay listing:
Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7418 - cocus wood, 8 German silver, pinned keys. Cylindrical bore with French tuning slide and parabolic head joint. Crack visable on flute body below tenon for head joint. The foot is a Boehm style rod system. E-bay listing - eBay item number: 191868798925 - Sellers description: "Antique Wooden Rudall Carte & Co London Flute Open Hole the flute is in very good condition. Approx. 57.5 cms sound lengths, pads might need replacing, comes in a hard case". Auction ends 9th June, 2016 - buy it now price £750. Sold for £695

Rudall Carte & Co. 7418

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Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7439
E-bay listing:
Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7439 - cocus wood, 8 German silver, pinned keys. Cylindrical bore with French tuning slide and parabolic head joint. The foot is a Boehm style rod system. Missing the crown. Original box with lid detached, and cleaning rod. Sellers description: "This is a beautiful flute. Made in London, Oxford Street. Serial number 7439. Rudall and Carte flutes are highly regarded as some of the finest makes of flute. I believe the wood to be rose wood. There is a beautiful quality to the wood with attracitve grain and detail. This is a true antique and is not in perfect condition. There is a shallow hairline crack at the base of the mouth piece (shown in pictures). The flute is without the original knob at the top.The flute comes with the original box, see pictures for condition. 64cm in length. This flute has been in the family many years I am only selling to raise funds to move into a new flat." eBay item number: 172342033189 - Item location: Malmesbury, United Kingdom. Auction ends: 14 Oct, 2016 16:57:37

Rudall Carte & Co. 7439

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Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7484
Ref: Jack McLeod:
Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7484 - cocus wood, cylindrical with Boehm-style one-piece head, ten keys on pin mounts (metal unknown) - extra two being Siccama type to stop the third-finger holes, foot as Boehm flute.

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7490
Boosey & Hawkes Museum:
Stamp: RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7490 - description: 2004. 1051 - Flute, blackwood 8-key (Rudall Carte & Co #7490, London, early 20th century) (Probably with French tuning slide, parabolic head joint, and pillar mounted keys and a modern Boehm style foot joint as depicted in the Rudall Carte & Co. catalog from 1922 no. 41)

Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7548
Ref: Jack McLeod:
RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7548 - Cocus wood, cylindrical with Boehm-style one-piece head, eight standard keys on pin mounts (metal unknown), foot as Boehm flute. "Robert Bigio: Rudall Carte & Co. - workshop log entry: Concert flute 7548: Completed 21 April 1933. Cocus. 8 nickle silver keys. Cylindrical bore. Made by (Charles) Morley. Sold 18 October 1940 to C. Bruce Sriss? of Barford (or so it seems to say)."

Last flute added: Rudall & Rose 1904 17th May, 2017, last information update Rudall & Rose no. 2202 (April 20th, 2017). Several photos of flutes in the register added (14th December, 2016 - 23rd February)

Flutes stamped Rudall..... to be wary of

Rudall & Rose no. 4301
Gardiner & Houlgate auction, Bath
Rudall & Rose no. 4301 a.k.a Rudall & Rose no. 3894. Not approved by CW or RB - (Ref. C&F  Post subject: Re: Gardin(d)er Houlgate 25th September) (From Treeshark: "Just a heads up that this flute is not in my opinion genuine, I bought it many years ago on e.bay and showed it to Chris Wilkes who was sure it wasn't right, I recovered my money from the seller by doorstepping them. Later Andrew Kirby said he had seen it in Hobgoblin in Manchester a few years before, but at that time it had no stamp or number. Later I was told by another unfortunate who later purchased it from the same seller that Robert Bigio had seen it and was I heard of the same opinion. It is horribly out of tune."

SCAM ALERT:


Rudall, Carte & Co. no. 7049:
A well known scam with photo that appears from time to time on Gumtree, E-Bay, and Craigs list. Se C&F thread: BEWARE Rudall Carte 8 Key (#7049) Internet Scam that was first posted 09 Mar 2010 :
Latest sighting of this scam: RUDALL CARTE 8 KEY FLUTE - £1500: 16th July 2014 - Rudall Carte & Co. Stamp: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C°. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7049. This is an old 8 keyed flute by Rudall Carte serial no. 7049. It is in superb condition without cracks or damage of any kind and with no old repairs. No replacement parts or alterations. Pads look good but are old and a re-pad may be needed to restore good playing condition. Original case, lid detached. Overall length 66cm. Sounding length 57.9cm. Address Turner Road, Edgeware, London

Dates and addresses:


1820-21 - 5 St Clement's Inn as Geo. Rudall

1821-27 - 7 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden as Rudall & Rose

1827-37 - 15 Piazza, Covent Garden as Rudall & Rose

1837-47 - 1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden as Rudall & Rose

1847-50 - 38 Southampton Street as Rudall & Rose

1850-52 - 38 Southampton Street as Rudall, Rose & Co.

1852-54 - 100 Bond Street as Rudall, Rose & Co.

1854-57 - 100 Bond Street as Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co.

1857-71 - 20 Charing Cross as Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co.

1871-78 - 20 Charing Cross as Rudall, Carte & Co.

1878-1955 - 23 Berners Street

Important documentation:

Rudall, Rose & Carte: The art of the flute in Britain /Robert Bigio. London: Tony Bingham, 2011. 336pp., Illus. ISBN 978-0-946113-09-5 (hardback). Price: £75.00

Rudall & Rose's patent head specification
http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/RR_Patent_Head.htm

The Rudall & Rose patent head
http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/patent.html

Rudall & Rose patent head maintenance
http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/Rudall_Rose_Patent_Head_Maintenance.htm

Development of the Rudall flute
http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/Rudall_Development.htm

346 flutes so far the 17th May, 2017

Thomas Johnson
Established 26th May, 2014
Updated 17th, May 2017