case (elements of musical instruments); viola

Fitted leather viola case by Hawkes & Son, with two lidded compartments in the bottom half and two clips for bows in the top half. Leather handle; four metal studs on the bottom and another broad stud on the body end; three metal hinges; two metal catches and a metal lock; purple corduroy lining. A plastic name-plaque bearing the legend: 'THE "MOLDA" CASE, No.22/ TRADE MARK NO.340844/ HAWKES & SON, LONDON' with the emblem of a lyre within a circular wreath is attached to the lid of the compartment at the neck end of the bottom half. Used as a case for the treble viol 2011.64.1, which has been used as a viola.

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