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11 strings: 6 + 5 bass. Vaulted back of 6 panels; decorative gold sun-burst rose and gold flower on peg-box; gilt decoration on body front, back and side panels, on peg-box support bar and edges of peg-box; 12 ivory or bone frets, ivory or bone bridge; brass pegs and two brass ditals; neck and finger board painted black; small sound hole at the back; small strap button, possibly ebony.

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    Ward, A.
  • Collection:
    Birmingham Conservatoire
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  • Place of production:
    Liverpool (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Inscriptions:Painted around sound board hole: “WARD” / “LIVERPOOL” / “MAKER”
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  • Repository:Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Measurements:875mm; body length: 445mm; body width: 360mm; body depth: 150mm; string length: 446mm, bass strings: 596mm - 688mm.