Museum of Music History Musical Instruments Collection [H 2016.08.01.]

Kit violin

Pochette ( CC BY-NC-SA)
Provenance/Rights: / Brauer-Benke József (CC BY-NC-SA)





Unkwonw kit violin, without label.
The kit violin, dancing master’s kit, or kit, is a stringed instrument. It is essentially a very small violin, designed to fit in a pocket – hence its other common name, the pochette (French for small pocket). It was used by dance masters in royal courts and other places of nobility, as well as by street musicians until around the 18th century.


Height: 57 cm; Widht: 13 cm; Dept: 6 cm;


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