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Viola bow, England, c. 1790

DETAILS

Object name
Maker
Date
circa 1790
Place
Object number
RCM0583
Acquisition
Gift from the Amaryllis Fleming Foundation, 2002.

Description

Method of hair tightening: simple screw mechanism, no ferrule. Stick: made of exotic wood, dark brown with a hint of red; cross section is round, octagonal for c. 170mm at frog end; no grip. Head: facing: plain; raised tip; square wedge; triangular plane. Frog: made of ivory; parallelogram plane with a simple c-shape undercut and rear corner rounded; screw cap made of ivory with a narrowing towards the tip; screw made of iron; eyelet of brass.

Dimensions

Overall length: 733mm. Stick diameter at head: 7mm. Stick diameter at frog: 10mm. Playing length of hair: 648mm. Overall length of hair: 675mm. Width of hair at frog: 8.5mm. Hair to stick at head: 17.5mm. Hair to stick at frog: 17.5mm. Max concavity: 10mm at 270mm from head. Weight: 59g.

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