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The f-holes of this violin are particularly upright. The neat purfling is taken sharply into the corners, finished at the point with pen and ink. The pegbox and scroll are probably original, but the neck is not. The ebony fingerboard and ‘duck-bill’ tailpiece are also new.

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    Stainer, Jacob [Person]
  • Collection:
    Ashmolean Museum
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  • Place of production:
    Absam (Timezone: Europe/Vienna)
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  • Inscriptions:inscription/mark: [Jacob]us [Stai]ner [in Absam] / [?prope Oenipontum] 1672 (Label, handwritten in ink, faded and partly obscured with an ink blot over the maker's name)
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  • Repository:Ashmolean Museum
  • Measurements:353 mm of back length; 166 mm upper bout (back) width; 106.25 mm middle bout (back) width; 204 mm lower bout (back) width; 328.5 mm string length