Concert flute, Boehm system, with case, wood / metal, made by F Courture & Co, Paris, France, sold by A P Sykes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, probably 1890-1910, owned and played by Richard Chugg.
Boehm system concert flute in high pitch made of cocus wood with German silver keys. Constructed in three sections. The head joint is metal lined and has a crack at the rear. Two metal bands around head joint either side of embouchure hole. Small metal button on end cap of head joint. Cork and metal tenons used for each joint at each end of middle body section. Metal rings used at each end of head and foot joints.
A case for Boehm system concert flute, made of leather, metal and velvet, rectangular in shape it consists of a curved top and base joined at one side with leather covering and at the other with two metal clasps. Opening side also has a small key hole. Interior is lined with velvet and has three compartments to hold flute head, middle and foot.
Head joint: "Made In France / AP Sykes/Melbourne / [star]". "[star] / F. Courture & Co. / Paris".
Body: "Made In France / AP Sykes / Melbourne / [star]".
Foot joint: no marks