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Cramer type. Round stick of lancewood with very small negative camber; hatchet type head. Ivory frog, cutout at both ends, with ebony slide and German silver ferrule. Ivory button; screw and nut adjustment.

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

about 1800

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Length 69.9 cm, weight 51 g (Length 27 1/2 in., weight 0.1 lbs.)

Accession Number

17.1743

Medium or Technique

Lancewood

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Musical Instruments

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Musical instruments, Accessories