Accession number: 1997.03.01
Object type: BOARD, AEOLIAN HARP
Date: circa 1800
Measurements: 68.7 cm L x 13.7 cm W x 7 cm H x 13.7 cm Depth
Marks/Label: HANI AEOLI CITHARAM, EX FORMA ME PRAEBILA ADIFICAVIL JOANNES URQUHARTUS, PORTOBELLI, JUNIO 1833 J.G. ON REVERSE.
Narrative: GIVEN TO SID GOSLEY BY THE REV. OF ST. JAMES CHURCH IN DARTMOUTH c. 1993. THE REV. WAS ASKED TO PASS IT ON TO SID BY AN UNNAMED PERSON.
RECTANGULAR BOX WITH ... IT IS DECORATED IN INK WITH LEAF MOTIFS
History of Use:
Use unknown. There are two inscriptions on the bottom. One was made by Syd "Syd Gosley repaired in 1993; Aeolian Zither (Box) Type; French/German origin; Tambourin de Bearn, circa 1800" The second inscription is much older and in Latin and reads, "Hane Aeoli Citharam, ex forma me praebicus, adificavil Joannes Urquhartus, Portobelli, Junio, 1833; JG "