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Description
Two pieces of decorated metal, one on either side of a piece of rosin. Stored in red paper container.
Classification
CH classification MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Accessories
Measurements
L45mm x W28mm x H19mm
Media/Materials description
Resin, metal, paper
Signature/Marks
<On metal> GESC . UNIV : REF : COLOPHON . GES
History and use
Rosin, also called Colophon, is a resin collected from pine trees. It is rubbed along a violin bow string to increase the friction between the violin strings and the bow strings, thereby improving sound quality.
Registration number
H43978

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