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Violin of maple, sycamore and pine, inscribed inside the body "Jacob Readshaw, Middleton Teesdale 1902". The body is of maple, with pine table, all with very red varnish. The neck and head are of red varnished sycamore, the fingerboard faced with ebony, and with tuning pegs of ebony. Below the bridge, the section into which the strings are anchored, is of ebony with inlay of etched mother-of-pearl. Ebony chin-rest.
Size: Length: 59 cm; Width: 21.5 cm.
Artist / Maker: Jacob Readshaw
Object Type: violin
Period: Edward VII
Broad Date: Edwardian
Actual Date: 1902
Century: 20th century
Materials: Maple wood, Sycamore, Pine, Rosewood, Mother-of-pearl, Ivory
Museum Accession Number: 1977.84.3/M.Instr.