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Walking-stick violin and bow

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Music: Fisher's Hornpipe, traditional (performed by Brian Clague)

Inscription

Printed label: Moritz Gläsel / gennannt Wiener, / Instrumentenmacher / Markneukirchen / in Sachsen

Provenance

Before 1981, sold by the estate of Roland Young (1887-1953) to Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-1981), New York; 1981, by inheritance to her husband, Joseph R. Coolidge (1916-1999), New York; 1981, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1981)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph R. Coolidge in memory of his wife, Peggy Stuart Coolidge

1850–1900

Object Place

Markneukirchen, Germany

Dimensions

Length 90.5 cm, width 4.3 cm (Length 35 5/8 in., width 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.762a-b

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, spruce, ebony

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones