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Five-stringed cello neck and pegbox, ?French, early 18th century

DETAILS

Object name
Maker
Date
early 18th century
Place
Object number
RCM0049
Acquisition
Gift from Donaldson, George — 1894

Description

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.

Dimensions

Length: 529mm. Width: 49mm.

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