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late 18th century
Origin: England, London
Overall: 60 x 20.9cm (23 5/8 x 8 1/4in.)
Spruce, maple, stained beech and ebony.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1948-3
Violin: "The back is formed by one piece of maple having narrow flames extending horizontally across its breadth. The top is cut from two pieces of spruce having a very narrow width grain at the center and broadening at the flanks. The sides are original, and of maple having narrow flames. The scroll is original also the neck, pegs, tailpiece, and fingerboard. This instrument is in a remarkably fresh and original state of preservation." "THE RUDOLPH WURLITZER COMPANY"
Provenance:Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York
Mark(s):Handwritten label inside body: "Nathll Cross att the / Bass Viol & flute in / Bow Church yd Cheap / side London fecit 1727"
Inscription(s):see "marks"