English Violin, Richard Duke, London, 1767
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English Violin, Richard Duke, London, 1767, labeled IN OUR OPINION THIS INSTRUMENT IS A WORK OF, RICHARD DUKE LONDON CIRCA 1767, WILLLIAM LEWIS AND SON, 9141, and inscribed internally DUKE AND SON, HOLBURN LONDON 1767, the one-piece back of narrow curl, the ribs and scroll similar, the top of fine grain, the varnish of an amber color, length of back 14 in., 355 mm, with case.
Certificates: J.W. Briggs, Glasgow, July 25, 1900; A. Smillie & Son, Glasgow, July 5, 1927; and William Lewis & Son, Chicago, August 30, 1972 (photocopy only).