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Pochette (canino, sordino) with boat-shaped body. Pegbox, neck and hollowed-out back of one-piece construction from a single piece of walnut, but giving the appearance of stave construction with a neck-joint. Slightly arched front of medium grain, with little depression curvature and no pur?ing. Finial is a beast’s head, encircled by a curious metal ligature with horns. The instrument is profusely decorated with inlays of engraved ?bone and mother-of pearl, and metal lines. Tail-button is a whistle. One peg missing. Bridge new.

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  • Inscriptions:In ink, on two out of three circular mother-of-pearl inlays at top of back; at centre: "Anno", on bass side: "1695"
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  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 482mm. Width: 40.5mm. Depth: 38.5mm.