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» JAPANESE LACQUER TREE.

4 QUEER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

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4 QUEER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Among the queer instruments in the Metro politan Museum of Art, New York are a cane riolin and a tne flute. The former is a peculiar, narrow instrument of small size, but perfect ia •v,ery detail, made in imitation of a walkin*- .Stick and furnished with an ornamental kno» handle. The strings are held by small iron pinv and are tuned by a key. When not in use a small bow slips within the stick, and a rountf cover, held by metal, bands, conceals the clevet little instrument. The length of the violin k 2ft. llin., and its greatecst width is Ifin. It ia a German conceit, and dates from the nineteenth eentury. Like the cane violin, the cane flute w also of German make, but it dates from early i» the eighteenth century. The flute it in C, and it made of light wood, ornamented with turned bands of the same colour and finished with a knob. The lower joint is eolid. It has six gogwe- holes and one flat brass The raetemweet a blown at the side. like the transverse flute, and i))t M excellent sounder.