German pochette 2

Pochette, also known as a pocket fiddle, made by German instrument maker George Worlle. 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. The back, neck, fingerboard and tailpiece of this pochette is overlaid with alternate bands of ivory and tortoiseshell interposed with narrow bands of ebony. The table features a small heart-shaped soundhole beneath the  fingerboard.
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George Worlle
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Augsburg, Germany
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Length: 438mm
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East Ayrshire Council
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