reblog - “Rive Reunion – Hearing Nine Claude Rive Flutes”

An wonderful article written by David Chu about the french maker, Claude Rive.

“All the flutes in our group are marked CR (monogram) / C. Rive / Paris / serial number. They represent about the middle ten years, from 1881 to 1892, of Claude Rive’s career when his workshop was located on 93 Rue du Temple, Paris. The address was at the edge of Le Marais, the Jewish Quarter, in the 3rd arrondissement – not far from the shops of Louis Lot and Godfroy. Rive made about 800-900 flutes before Alexandre Robert, his successor, took over in 1895. The later flutes are distinguished by their mark: CR (monogram) / C. RIVE / Paris / serial number / A. Robert SR. The headjoint logo does not include the name A. Robert. These flutes are often referred to as Rive-Robert, and were officially endorsed by Georges Barrère”. …

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