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Bow for viola d'amore

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Tourte type. Finely made bow of Pernambuco with octagonal stick. Ebony frog inlaide with large mother-of-pearl shields on the sides; mother-of-pearl slide; German silver ferrule. Ivory button.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

19th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Length 71.7 cm, weight 52 g (Length 28 1/4 in., weight 0.1 lbs.)

Accession Number

17.1720b

Medium or Technique

Pernambuco

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Accessories