Pochette

The name Pochette is given to the small violin carried by 18th Century dancing masters in order to demonstrate the tune to their young pupils. Also used by the sellers of sheet music to demonstrate their wares to dance halls, public houses and theatres.

A finished own design modern style Pochette

A finished own design modern style Pochette

Below is a close-up photo of my version of an antique Pochette

The Swan Head Pochette

The Swan Head Pochette

Conversion from OneString Fiddle.

Small Fiddle

Small Fiddle

This Pochette was originally a one string fiddle, and the photograph above shows it in the process of being converted into a Pochette or Kit Fiddle.

 Photo of full pochette