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French pochette

Description:

The pochette is a boat-shaped stringed instrument played with a bow. This pochette was made by Jacques du Mesnil, a French luthier active during the 17th century. The instrument features a carved head, a detail that is often seen in viols and violas d'amore.

Place of Production:
Paris, France
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000668
Creation Date:
1662
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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