Five-stringed cello neck and pegbox with a grinning satyr’s head finial. One-piece upper block, neck and open-backed pegbox of ?service wood; holes for five pegs; the sides of the pegbox are carved in low relief with a rosette around each peghole; the finial is a grinning satyr’s head. The ribs were housed into slots in the integral block, and wedged and glued. There are remnants of spruce wedges and small fragments of ribs still there; also traces of glued cloth reinforcement where the tip of the curved block was attached to a back.
Length: 529mm. Width: 49mm.