Phonographic violin (Stroh violin)

1900–25
Probably by George Evans & Company (active 1904–1942)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 60.6 cm, diameter 16.9 cm (Length 23 7/8 in., diameter 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.544

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, aluminum, ebony

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Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Body of mahogany. Resonator of aluminum. Fingerboard and tailpiece of ebony.

Inscription

Stenciled on body: STROVIOLS / TRADEMARK / REGISTERED; stamped on shoulder rest: MADE / IN / ENGLAND

Provenance

1984, sold by Michael I. Holmes, New Bedford, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1984)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund