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Trumpet marine, ?German, ?second half of 17th century

DETAILS

Object name
Maker
Date
second half of 17th century
Place
Object number
RCM0244
Acquisition
Gift from Donaldson, George — 1899

Description

Trumpet marine with a one-piece front. Front of slab-cut coniferous wood, one-piece, with five transverse bars. The single string is hitched through a hole in the front near the tail; the hole has a strengthening plate on the underside. The string passes over a saddle of semicircular section to the trembling bridge. One foot of the bridge is under the string, the other is offset and smaller, designed to buzz against the front. Back of seven staves of ?cherrywood. Neck and pegbox made from one piece of beech. The single peg is of ebony. There are MS paper labels on front of neck indicating positions of harmonics.

Dimensions

Length: 1935mm. Width: 342mm. Depth: 183mm.

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