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Pochette (Dancing Master's Fiddle), France, ca. 1650-1675

Portrait view Front view Bass side view Treble side view Back view

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NMM 3350. Pochette, France, ca. 1650-1675. One-piece ebony back, neck, and pegbox. Ebony fingerboard. Ivory pegs, nut, and saddle. Gilt painting on pegbox finial, pegbox, fingerboard, and belly. Total length: 463 mm. Ex coll.: Emil Herrmann, Stepney, Connecticut. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.


Pegbox and Scroll Views

Front view of pegbox Bass side view of pegbox Treble side view of pegbox Back view of pegbox


Fingerboard and Neck Views

Fingerboard Bass side view of neck Treble side view of neck Back view of pegbox


Soundholes, Decoration, Bridge, and Bottom Views

Soundholes Painting on front Lower end of belly

Bridge

Bottom view Lower end


Literature:  André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 53.


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