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Division viol

back: flat, 2 pieces of sycamore angled upwards from the midline; double purfling; one pin below and right of the hook-bar, with flower carved on reverse. Belly: one piece fine-grained pine; wide C-holes (106); ribs: sycamore; ebony hook-bar; six boxwood pegs; carved finial. Length 1030, back 620, width 290/210/355, depth 115/68

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    Norman, Barak [Person]
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    Royal Northern College of Music
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Decorative elements:back: double purfling, with ornamental knobs at either end and decorative monogram in the centre.|Ribs: decorated with purfling in angular geometric pattern within border of double purfling.|Tailpiece: butterflies, sunflowers, birds in foliage.|Pegbox: volutes, cheeks carved with flowers, leaves; finial as bearded head with curly hair, moustache, curved nose, uplifted eyes
  • Inscriptions:label handwritten in ink: Barak Norman / at the Ba?se Viol / in St. Paul's Ally / London Fecit / 1698|branded on the belly: BARAK NORMAN LONDON FECIT within circle, surrounded with foliage executed in purfling; 'BN' monogram in purfling on the back
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  • Repository:Royal Northern College of Music