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'Viol-shaped body with arched back, of sycamore. Pine belly with a single line of purfling. A well-carved scroll with wide spirals, and boxwood pegs. Ebony tailpiece and fingerboard' - Anthony Baines:Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum - Part II: Non-keyboard instruments(London, 1998), pp. 22-23.

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    1700 - 1760 (Made)
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    Victoria and Albert Museum
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  • Materials:planed and carved sycamore body; planed and purfled (bordered) pine belly; planed ebony tailpiece and fingerboard.
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 46 cm total, Length: 18 cm length of belly, Length: 30 cm string length, Width: 9 cm Upper bout, Width: 6 cm middle bout, Width: 10.3 cm lower bout