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Austrian pochette

Period:
18th Century
Description:

The pochette is a boat-shaped stringed instrument played with a bow. This pochette was made by Austrian instrument maker Johannes Bagany. The instrument features the carved head of a lion, a detail that is often seen in viols and violas d'amore. The body, neck and tailpiece of the isntrument is inliad with alternating bands of bone and ebony, and the ebony fingerboard is edged with bone.

 


Place of Production:
Austria
Dimensions:
Length: 451mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000670
Creation Date:
1735
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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