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body: 3 pieces of sycamore painted black with gold lines with one longitudinal sound-slot in the flat centre-piece; the curved end has a bone sling-pin with a screw-on head. Belly: pine, slightly curved, with a rather crude cast garter-star rose in the sound-hole; the fixed bridge has holes for 11 strings. Fingerboard: ebony, with an ivory nut and 12 frets; a further nut has holes for 6 strings passing through it to posterior-fixed brass watch-keys; 5 more pegs and studs carry the unstopped strings; the pillar is round and slim with gilded volutes; head: round and flat, without finial, with a stylised rose painted on it. Length 800, body 395, width 320, depth 150, strings 52/68, fingerboard 218

  • Date:
    early 19th century
  • Maker:
    Clementi & Co [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    Royal Northern College of Music
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  • Place of production:
    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Period:early 19th century
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  • Inscriptions:black on gold painted label, sited just below nut: CLEMENTI & Co / LONDON
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  • Repository:Royal Northern College of Music