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Pre-Owned Louis Lot Silver Flute #22XX


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  • Purchase price: £7,400.00
  • Deposit: £740.00
  • Amount of credit: £6,660.00
  • 12 monthly payments of: £611.50
  • Total repayable: £8,078.01
  • Duration of agreement: 12 months
  • Rate of interest (fixed): 19.9%
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Our Description

As the choice of Altes, Taffanel, Hennebains and Gaubert, one could say that the Louis Lot flute has been "instrumental" in the formation of the French concept of sound; indeed, this particular make of flute has been intimately associated with the development and spread of the French school of flute playing.

Because of their distinct sound, Lot flutes have been much sought after by a small group of players (mostly enthusiasts and exponents of the French School). Of late, there has been an increase in the popularity of Louis Lot flutes among the general flute playing public.

Roughly 10,400 flutes were numbered during the ninety-seven year period of the company's activity. However, these were not all created equally, so anyone considering the purchase of one of these instruments should be armed with information as to which flutes are considered best and what to look for.


This flute consists of 2 different stamps: 

The headjoint is an original Louis Lot marked with the serial number 1955, which dates from the last years in which Louis Lot was at the factory, c.1873. The original lip plate has been modified by Albert Cooper. 

The body is marked 22XX which dates from the very start of the Villette Period in 1876. The makers mark and serial number is very worn and therefore hard to read. 

General Condition

This flute has been regularly serviced throughout it's lifetime and is therefore in very good playing order for its age. There is a lot of tarnishing to the body and head but this is purely aesthetic and could be shined up nicely with some effort. 

This item is sold “as seen”. It has not been checked in our workshop prior to sale, and this is reflected in the selling price.


Item Details

Item number: C123112 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Serial number: 223***
Manufacturer: Louis Lot
Model number: Silver
Category: Vintage Flutes

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