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Cither viol

Belly of a single piece of pine, with two flame-shaped soundholes. The back of a single piece of sycamore. Sides, neck and long, tapering head all of sycamore, the square-shaped finial set with ebony, mother-of-pearl and a stained green wood in the from of a star. Fingerboard, nut and tailpiece of ivory, the tailpiece set with a small silver plate and ivory pins. Bridge of beech. Four double courses of metal strings and two single overspun strings, held by ring-shaped brass pegs on brass and ivory mounts, and brass gears enclosed in the head.

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    Perry, Thomas
    Wilkinson, William
  • Collection:
    National Museums Liverpool
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    Dublin (Timezone: Europe/Dublin)
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  • Inscriptions:Label: "Made by Thos. Perry and Wm. Wilkinson, Musical Instrument Makers, No. 6 Anglesea Street, Dublin, 1792, No.1863"|Stamp: "No.1863, Perry, Dublin" on back
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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Total length 740mm, width of bouts 185mm, 130mm, 200mm, depth 44mm, string length from nut to tailpiece 400mm