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'Belly, back and sides of pine, the plates overhanging the sides. A crudely carved rose. The sides are of even depth and at each side by the neck is applied a halved turned wooden rod, distantly recalling the halved balusters of earlier citterns. Offset neck surmounted by a fingerboard with twelve brass frets not all equally spaced. Pegbox with eight pegs for four double courses of wire, the first three steel, the fourth brass; the numbers of strings are inscribed inside the pegbox, which ends in a lobed, shield-shaped finial.' - Anthony Baines: Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum - Part II: Non-keyboard instruments.(London, 1998), p. 47.

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    1800 - 1850 (made)
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    Victoria and Albert Museum
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  • Materials:joined, carved and planed pine soundboard, back and sides, brass frets
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 66 cm length total, Length: 29.5 cm length of belly, Width: 21.5 cm, Depth: 4 cm, Length: 35.8 cm string length