Piccolo in 392 and 415 Hz
Thomas (III) Lot was born in 1708 in La Couture in Normandy. He died in 1787 in Paris.
From about 1722 on he learned his trade in the workshop of P. Naust, whose daughter he married in 1734.
time on he ran his own workshop, which expanded into the most famous one in France
in the 18th century. His customers
were famous flautists and princes from all over Europe.
An inventory of the year 1765 on the occasion of his wife's death states 400 woodwind instruments in process.
The three-section piccolo (in boxwood and with decoration rings in ivory) in 392 hz dates from about 1735
and is kept in a private collection in Japan.
The four-section piccolo (in boxwood and with horn decoration rings) dates from about 1780 and
is kept in the Dayton C. Miller Collection in Washington D. C.
Both piccoli have a full, true sound and a very good intonation.
They range from d" until (e'''').