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Pochette, French, ?late 17th or 18th century

DETAILS

Object name
Maker
Date
late 17th or 18th century
Place
Object number
RCM0057
Acquisition
Gift from Donaldson, George — 1894

Description

Pochette, originally combined with a fan; festoon outline. The rim, inner back and neck made from one piece of ?beech, with front and secondary back of walnut. Front and back inlaid with purfling and floral design in pewter. The same inlay outlines back and sides of pegbox. Ebony wedge and fingerboard decorated with bone and ebony chevron banding in three strips and further metal inlay; nut and scroll of pegbox missing. Boxwood pegs; one missing. Later plain tailpiece of holly. The tailpin is formed with a later plug-in stopper to the opening at tail of instrument; this originally had a hinged cover.

Dimensions

Length: 286mm. Width: 54mm. Depth: 21mm.

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