[Jo]hn Pitts in / [Lond]on 1675
GB, Bohortha, Cornwall
No. of Strings:
Francis Baines, London, -1999+
R. Campbell to TGM, 2/09; PT visit 6/77
MacCracken 2016, p. 200
MacCracken 2016, p. 197 (table ornament); Fleming 2001, L32 (table ornament); [unpublished, from Robert Foster 8-11/10: F+B body only, table ornament, label (color)]; [unpublished, in Heale Archive: back, table ornament, head back]
7-piece table with double purfling; 3-piece back with 3 groups of diamond ornaments on center piece, bas-relief V on fold, and single purfling. Table ornament matches those on DOLM 5 and FOLGER 1, by Miller; back decorations similar to Newark Museum 59.333, especially at bottom and below fold line (but not in middle). Carved pegbox; face of female head is a replacement, but tresses are original. Neck by Robert Foster, not long before 2008, “replacing a 1970s neck at wrong angle”.