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German pochette 1

Period:
17th Century
Description:

German pochette, also known as a pocket fiddle, made by Augsburg-based instrument maker Thomas Edlinger. A pochette is a small stringed instrument played with a bow. They were common between the 15th and 19th centuries, but especially popular during the 18th century. The pochette was a popular choice for many fiddlers due to their portability, because while the instrument is small, the long length of the fingerboard allows for a substantial melodic range. This pochette features a back overlaid with alternate ribs of ivory and tortoiseshell, with similar decoration on the fingerboard and tailpiece. 

Place of Production:
Augsburg, Germany
Dimensions:
Length: 451mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000507
Creation Date:
1681
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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