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'Narrow shape with out-swelling lower part. Body of boxwood, crudely carved in relief with small figures, musical instruments and animals. The f-holes recall those of a violin. The stained oak fingerboard is inlaid with a simple pattern in light wood. The finial is shaped like a fish's head.' - Anthony Baines:Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum - Part II: Non-keyboard instruments(London, 1998), p. 22.

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    1700-1725 (Made)
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    Victoria and Albert Museum
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  • Materials:carved boxwood body, planed and stained oak fingerboard.
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 44.5 cm total, Width: 6 cm, Depth: 5 cm