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H9330 Walking stick violin with accessories, pochette (travel size), wood / ebony / silver / hair fibre / linen, maker unknown, Mittenwald, Germany, c. 1875-1900. Click to enlarge.

Walking stick violin with accessories

Made
Violin, walking stick, pochette, wood/silver, unknown maker, place [Mittenwald, Germany, late 19th century]. Violin in the form of a walking stick, a long cylindrical pole of wood with a point at one end and a hook at the other. The stick is in 5 detatchable sections. The middle section of the stick is composed of two long semi circular pieces, the bottom piece, (-1) bearing strings, pegs. sound holes and an ebony finger board attached to the flat inner surface. A cone shaped protrudes from the bottom of this section to form the point of the stick. A cover (-3) fits over the violin face to create the cylindrial form of the stick. A handle (-2) with a T shaped hook attaches to the top of the stick by a narrow silver collar (-5). A bow (-4) and a key (-X) also belong with the violin.

Summary

Object No.

H9330

Object Statement

Walking stick violin with accessories, pochette (travel size), wood / ebony / silver / hair fibre / linen, maker unknown, Mittenwald, Germany, c. 1875-1900

Physical Description

Violin, walking stick, pochette, wood/silver, unknown maker, place [Mittenwald, Germany, late 19th century]. Violin in the form of a walking stick, a long cylindrical pole of wood with a point at one end and a hook at the other. The stick is in 5 detatchable sections. The middle section of the stick is composed of two long semi circular pieces, the bottom piece, (-1) bearing strings, pegs. sound holes and an ebony finger board attached to the flat inner surface. A cone shaped protrudes from the bottom of this section to form the point of the stick. A cover (-3) fits over the violin face to create the cylindrial form of the stick. A handle (-2) with a T shaped hook attaches to the top of the stick by a narrow silver collar (-5). A bow (-4) and a key (-X) also belong with the violin.

Dimensions

Height

860 mm

Width

167 mm

Production

Made

Notes

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Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1977

Acquisition Date

29 May 1977

Cite this Object

Harvard

Walking stick violin with accessories 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 4 March 2021, <https://ma.as/256333>

Wikipedia

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