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"A species of violin, with three strings of gut, [three] long tuning-pegs of ivory, and two sound holes behind the bridge. The back and upper portion are ornamented with tortoise-shell inlaid with ivory, and the back is decorated with a large rosette" - Carl Engel, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments in the South Kensington Museum, (London, 1874), p. 210.

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    1860 - 1867 (Made)
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    Victoria and Albert Museum
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  • Materials:planed and joined walnut body, inlaid with ivory and tortoise-shell; carved ivory tuning pegs.
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 15 ½ in Total, Width: 6 in