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Beautifully fluted stick of mahogany. The frog and the button of ivory; screw and nut adjustment. Eight semicircular flutes extending the entire length and blending into the head flutes; at the frog end are raised lines (20.5 cm. long) in the hollow of the flutings. The head with a long peak is...

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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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about 1740

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Length 69.1 cm, weight 54 g (Length 27 3/16 in., weight 0.1 lbs.)

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