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Bottom, sides, and belly of maple. Rope-pattern binding of ivory and ebony along edges of belly. C-shaped soundholes. Pegbox of maple with carved human head. Key-box of maple attached to the belly and to the peg-box; hinged cover, of birch veneered with ebony, attached to the key-box. Six...

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Inscription

In ink below pegbox: Bassot á Rozerotte / Vosges; in ink on underside of keybox lid: Louvet paris

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

early 19th century

Object Place

Mirecourt, France

Dimensions

Length 71 cm, width 26.5 cm (Length 27 15/16 in., width 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1735

Medium or Technique

Maple, ebony, ivory

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones