8 July 1999
A POCHETTE OR DANCING MASTER'S KIT
Probably French 18th Century, unlabelled
The cigar shaped body of five staves of tortoiseshell, the fingerboard and the back of the neck of tortoiseshell, the table set with C-holes and a heart shaped soundhole, the replacement pegbox terminating in a griffin's head
16 in. (41.2 cm.) long overall
Rothschild inv. no. AR1388.
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