Recorder or fipple-flute in the form of a cane. Boxwood in four sections, comprising: cap, head (or labium) joint, body, and foot. Three holes (each approximately 2 mm in diameter) have been drilled into the knob-shaped cap, which doubles as the mouthpiece of the recorder and the handle of the cane. Because it is not hollow, the foot joint has no acoustical function; it merely serves as the end-piece of the cane, its point sheathed in brass. Two rings of dark-colored animal horn. 6 + 1 fingerholes. Four brass keys.
Stamped on body joint: F R CARL NURNBERG with a cross formée above and three six-pointed stars below. Remants of the maker's stamp are faintly visible below the fipple on the head joint six-pointed stars (asterisk-like) below. Remnants of the maker's stamp are faintly visible below the fipple on the head (or labium) joint.