Technical description: The round, concave pernambuco stick has copper (?) or copper-coloured thread (?) winding and ends in a modern head with an ivory headface with diagonal scratches on the face of the tip. The screw-mechanism, rounded, ebony frog has a metal ferrule with a wooden ferrule wedge, a mother-of-pearl slide, and mother-of-pearl decorative eyes.The ebony button is covered in bone and is octagonal with a rim.
Measurements: Weight: 83g. Hair length: 601mm. Balance point: 269.5mm. Head height: 30.0mm. Head width: 13.4mm. Face length: 29.4mm. Tip diameter: 8.15mm. Frog diameter: 10.4mm (measured 150mm from the end to avoid the winding). Nipple range: 1.7 to 2.2mm. Period of oscillation: 1.35. Distance from pivot to tail: 74.85mm. Button length: 15.7mm. Ferrule width: 13.95mm. Frog + stick height: 31.7mm. Frog top length: 52.3mm.
Inscriptions: "/\ /\" is scratched on the stick, underneath the frog.
The headface is scratched. There are dents on the upper half of the stick, on the finger side. There are scratches on the button. There is a crack and a chip in the slide.
Purchased by lender with and possibly formerly used with viola d'amore (3365).
Previous ownership: Sold by Messrs J. & R. Glen to the Royal Scottish Museum in 1908.
Current ownership: Lent by the Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland, NMS 1908.263.
D.P. Martin, 27.10.93; Brenda Neece, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004.
Sold by Messrs J. & R. Glen to the Royal Scottish Museum in 1908.; Lent by the Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland, NMS 1908.263.