Technical description: Fine quality trade instrument. Soundboard of spruce; back, ribs, head and neck of sycamore; fingerboard, tailpiece, tail-gut protector and endpin of ebony; pegs of stained holly(?). Soundboard has close grain in the centre, getting wider towards the edges. Ebony/sycamore/ebony purfling, plugged holes at the top and bottom for cramping to the blocks. Arch of soundboard 14mm. Golden varnish. Two piece back with very fine figure rising from the edges to the centre. Back arch 14mm. Fine figure on ribs. The varnish has worn away over all of the lower bout and parts of the upper bout. Neck has been grafted onto the neck, finely cut scroll. Neck length 135; fingerboard length 263, width at nut 22.9, at bottom 40.2.