PIERRE NAUST or his shop foreman
(Paris, fl. 1692-1734) Boxwood originals in
Berlin and St Petersburg. a=405.
Recent archival discoveries by Tula Giannini
have shown how a single Paris workshop passed from one master
to another over the course of generations. The name of Pierre
Naust (c1660-1709) was well enough known that it was
still being used as his workshop's trade name some time after
his death, so it is not clear that he made this instrument
himself. The instruments on which our model are based were
probably made in the first quarter of the 18th century.
The Naust flute has a less distinctive character
than the Hotteterre, Leclerc, and Rippert models.