Catalogue number: 11.4

Original name: Lute-guitar.

Type or system: Six string.

Maker: Barry.

Place of origin: Liverpool, c.1830s.

Overall size: 758mm; body width: 305mm; body length: 440mm; body depth: 157mm; string length: 449mm.

Technical description: Vaulted back of two curved panels and one flat back panel; gilt decoration on panels, flower decoration painted round the edge of the sound-board and on peg-box; 12 ivory or bone frets; ivory edging around sound-board; ivory button at the top of the peg-box; small sound hole at the back.

Faults: Pegs missing; strap button missing; sound-board cracked, bottom seam has become detached.

Inscription: Painted on sound-board next to sound-board hole: “BARRY” / “MAKER”.

Illustration references: See below.

Previous owner: W. H. Spittle. Donated to Birmingham School of Music, 1914.

Previous catalogue number: B: Item 66.

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