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Pochette d’amour

Back and neck of one-piece construction hollowed and carved from beech, the body resembling a fish. Front thin, highly-arched, of beech; arching of front and back form in section an almost symmetrical cavity. Dark brown varnish. The whole carved to resemble a flat fish; the lower back has two eyes, mouth and gills, and the fishtail splays each side of the upper body at the junction of body and neck. Edges of back carved with V tool to resemble fins. Broad and rudimentary f-shaped soundholes; the treble-side hole enlarged. Pegbox finial simply carved to form a double-headed bird; four darkstained pegs. Squat bridge of conventional violin form.

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  • Inscriptions:Printed label: "BATTISTA GENOVA"
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  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 440mm. Width: 97mm. Depth: 44mm.