Vielle à Roue or Hurdy Gurdy, Claude Bas, Chaveyriat, 1860

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Vielle d roue (hurdy-gurdy), Claude Bas, Chaveyriat, ca. 1860.


Lute-shaped body; two wooden pegs (four missing); alternating ivory and black wood purfling; two small C-holes on lower belly. Carved man’s head scroll; metal wheel hand crank, ivory handle. Missing key cover and wooden wheel cover. Length without pegbox and head = 515. Inscription on label: “(five-pointed star) / BAS / (five-pointed star)”.