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.
Royal College of Music Museum
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- Measurements:Length: 482mm. Width: 40.5mm. Depth: 38.5mm.
- View the original record:http://museumcollections.rcm.ac.uk/collection/Details/collect/1056