This instrument has a soundboard that appears to be made of Virginian Cedar with a back, neck and head of sycamore. The tailpiece and tailpiece plug are made of ebony; the fingerboard is made of cedar with an ebony veneer; the pegs are made of boxwood; and the tail-gut protector is made of ivory. The body has an undulating shape with flame-shaped sound holes. The inlaid purfling is crudely done - the mitres don't join properly and there are gaps in the trough. The fingerboard is set parallel to the neck. The back and sides have been carved from the one piece; the back has raised work which form the frames for two paintings. One painting shows cherubs playing musical instruments, the other shows a figure with a cornicopia. The peg box is topped with a male carved head with a cap.
d. martin, 1993-94.
Purchased by H.I. Brackenbury, without mention of case, for £5/10/0.; Government allocation to the University, 1991.