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Treble viol or violin bow, ?France, c. 1700, mounts c. 1800

DETAILS

Object name
Maker
Date
18th century
Place
Object number
RCM0538
Acquisition
Gift from the Amaryllis Fleming Foundation, 2002.

Description

Method of hair tightening: simple screw mechanism, no ferrule. Stick: made of snake wood, varnished and in burgundy colour; round cross section; no grip. Head: facing: plain; plug protrudes from the surface and enables the hair to be lifted; pike type head. Frog: made of ivory; rectangular plane with a simple c-shape undercut; rear corner perpendicular; screw cap made of ivory and tapered towards the middle with round cross section; slide made of iron; eyelet/nut of brass.

Dimensions

Overall length: 598mm. Stick diameter at head: 5.5mm. Stick diameter at frog: 8mm. Playing length of hair: 492mm. Overall length of hair: 535mm. Width of hair at frog: 7mm. Hair to stick at head: 6.5mm. Hair to stick at frog: 17mm. Max concavity: 0. Weight: 42g.

Associations

played by Fleming, Amaryllis

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