This half-size violin has a spruce soundboard; sycamore ribs, back, neck, and scroll; ebony fingerboard, tailpiece, pegs, button, and tail-gut protector. The soundboard is composed of two pieces of wood and has purfling made of ebony/sycamore/ebony.The back is composed of one piece of wood, and the instrument has six ribs. The neck is set at a modern angle. The varnish is a reddish-brown colour, with a tendency to obscure the grain. The back of the instrument has some evidence of solvent damage to the varnish. Top arch 12 mm, bottom arch 12 mm. Neck length 111 mm; fingerboard length 226 mm, width at nut 20.0 mm, at bottom 37.7 mm.
Specific usage history: Used by aunt of donor, Mary Russell, c 1890.