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

DETAILS

Object name
Maker
maker: Anonymous
Date
late 17th century/early 18th century
Place
Object number
RCM0056

Description

Pochette (Taschengeige) with boat-shaped body. One-piece construction of pegbox, neck and hollowed-out back, but giving the appearance of stave construction with a neck-joint; of maple with figure of slight curl. Front fine-grained, with slight depression at edges; C-shaped soundholes and a heart-shaped opening below end offingerboard; painted purfling. Golden varnish. Lion finial to pegbox and simple gouge-carved ornament to edge of pegbox; ivory pegs. Fingerboard decorated with alternating strips of ?bone and ebony. Tailpiece of bone and ebony hitched to an integral tailbutton. Bridge new.[View instrument in print catalogue]

Dimensions

Length: 411mm. Width: 39mm. Depth: 31mm.

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