"Belly of two pieces of pine, arched and pierced by two sound-holes in the usual C-shape. Back and sides are of alternating strips of sycamore and yew, the back is flat and slopes in toward the shoulders. The belly and back are both double-purfled in a light wood. The peg-box is drilled with five pegs, and is carved on the back with a scroll of foliage. The fiinial is carved in the form of a woman's head, garlanded with flowers." Anthony Baines, Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum - Part II: Non-keyboard instruments (London, 1998), p. 8.
Victoria and Albert Museum
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- Materials:planed and joined pine sound board; planed and joined sycamore and yew back and sides; planed ebony fingerboard; carved sycamore head finial.
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- Inscriptions:A...nius Gragnani fecit/ Luberti anno 174(?)1 Antonio Gragnani made this in Livorno in 174(?)1
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- Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
- Measurements:Length: 62 cm total, Length: 32.5 cm Length of soundboard, Depth: 5.3 cm, Width: 16 cm Width of upper bout, Width: 11 cm width of middle bout, Width: 18.5 cm width of lower bout, Length: 64 cm String length
- View the original record:http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O297797