German pochette 1

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. 
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Thomas Edlinger
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Augsburg, Germany
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Length: 451mm
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East Ayrshire Council
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