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'Soundbox of pine painted green with painted floral decoration. On each side, a complex paper rose. The soundbox has an internal partition and is surmounted by a carved and painted lion's head. At the base, painted paw feet. The strings on the right side comprise twenty six double courses, and fifteen single courses for semitones, these last set closer to the soundboard. On the left side are twenty-one single and double courses.' - Anthony Baines: Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum - Part II: Non-keyboard insturments. (London, 1998), p 74.

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  • Materials:Painted pine wood, metal keys and hitch pins
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  • Inscriptions:anno 1713 In the year 1713
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 108 cm, Depth: 5.8 cm