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Brighton City Museum
WA 100577 (R.5773/2)
Albert Spencer, -1960
M. Fleming to TGM, 6/07; Museum to TGM, 6/07
[by/from M. Fleming, 6/07: F+B, head FB+S (color)]
Striped back (7 pieces) and ribs (narrow central dark stripe). Label of “Erasmus Schiefler / Instrumentenmacher / Hanover 1850” [printed except 50], but museum catalog card quotes opinion of Tim Miller that original date “probably c. 1740, belly a replacement, head probably French.” Museum dimensions 69.7, 32.3/24.0/39.7, 13.0, 66.0. M. Fleming: table (only) overhangs ribs; back and ribs look older, perhaps c. 1700. Female head integral with pegbox. Back of walnut and maple, no purfling; dark stripe on ribs also walnut. Fingerboard and tailpiece perhaps modern. W. Monical to TGM 10/16: back very German in outline (center and lower bout possibly inspired by Tielke School); table and neck modern, probably also head and pegbox.