Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982 Search this
wood with metal and fiber
H x W x D (2014.3188.8.131.52): 3 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 21 3/4 in. (8.9 × 19.1 × 55.2 cm)
H x W x D (2014.3184.108.40.206): 1 1/4 × 1/2 × 28 3/4 in. (3.2 × 1.3 × 73 cm)
bows (chordophone components)
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
2014.3220.127.116.11: 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  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.
2014.318.104.22.168: 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.