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A POCHETTE OR DANCING MASTER'S KIT
German, 17th Century
The cigar shaped fruitwood body set with alternating ivory lozenges, the fingerboard of tortoiseshell, the scroll and pegbox of ivory, the table set with C-holes and a heart shaped soundhole
16.13/16 in. (42.8 cm.) long overall
Provenance
Rothschild inv. no. AR1389.

Lot Essay

For pochette instruments, see the note to lot 1.

A related ivory and fruitwood kit was acquired in 1905 by the Victoria and Albert Museum (see A. Barnes, Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum, pt. 11, London, 1998, no. 4/5).
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