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Two-piece back and ribs of maple. Belly of fine-grain spruce. Binding of ebonized pearwood. Multi-line purfling around edges of belly and soundhole. Rosette composed of pearl in diamond shapes. Neck and headstock of ebonized cedar. Tuning machines of brass and iron with knobs of ivory; stamped...

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Printed label: [handwritten: 1820] / Panormo Fecit / Anno 18 [handwritten: 30] London / 40 High Street, Bloomsbury.


About 1991, sold by Terenzio, a violin dealer, Pennsylvania, to Robert E. Lehman, New York; about 1991, sold by Lehman to John Wiesenthal, Rochester, New York; 2000, sold by Wiesenthal through Lehman to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 24, 2000)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Bradford M. and Dorothea R. Endicott and an anonymous donor


Object Place

London, England


Length 92 cm, width 29.1 cm (Length 36 1/4 in., width 11 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, cedar, pearwood (?), rosewood, mother-of-pearl, ebony, ivory, brass, steel, sheep gut, silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones