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Wood violin and bow from the Sugg McDonald house

Catalog Data

Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
wood with metal and fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2014.316.2.1.1): 3 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 21 3/4 in. (8.9 × 19.1 × 55.2 cm)
H x W x D (2014.316.2.1.2): 1 1/4 × 1/2 × 28 3/4 in. (3.2 × 1.3 × 73 cm)
Type:
bows (chordophone components)
violins
musical instruments
Place collected:
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1700-1900
Description:
2014.316.2.1.1: A wood violin with the D and G strings attached to it. The violin’s pegs, neck, and tailpiece are dark wood. The body of the violin is stained lighter. Above the pegs, the violin has a traditional scroll at its top. The violin's tailpiece is decorated with a floral pearl inlay. The D string is possibly made of gut. The G string is made of either aluminum or steel and is wrapped with a fiber. There is a label, in black print, inside the proper left sound hole that reads: [Andreas Guarnerius fecit Cremonae sub titulo Sanctae Teresiae 16]. Next to the print [16] there are two additional numbers written in ink that are difficult to read. The violin’s bridge and part of its G peg have become detached and are housed in a plastic bag.
2014.316.2.1.2: A wood violin bow with a pearl inlay. The bow is a long, slightly curved, cylindrical rod. One end of the bow has a curved wooden tip, with a metal edge that attaches the horse hair. The opposite end of the bow has a black wood piece attached to it with decorative floral pearl inlays on both sides. A metal screw cap is at the end of the bow and there are four lines etched into the bow. There is no horse hair attached to the bow.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bob and Sherri Brennan in memory of Vernon Sugg McDonald
Object number:
2014.316.2.1.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b905f872-7b8d-4c89-a408-664640284232
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.316.2.1.1-.2