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Softwood and cypress, painted black with thin gold bands and arabesques. Compass: C–d''', no Csharp. 3-octave span: 509. One set of 8' strings. The lowest jack faces towards the player.

  • Date:
    probably late 16th or early 17th century
  • Maker:
    Pratensis, Vincentius
  • Collection:
    Fenton House
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  • Place of production:
    Prato (Timezone: Europe/Rome)
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  • Inscriptions:On the soundboard: [incdecipherable]bo dalla spinetta [partly decipherable, looks like 'n 3 – 7 Cre'] 1791.
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  • Repository:Fenton House
  • Measurements:Case dimensions: Length 1552, width 403 (excluding the projecting key cheeks; 508 including them), depth 223 (including the cap moulding).