Early Georgia folk art carved fiddle, entered into the 1860 Cotton Planters' Convention, together with an 1860 handwritten note reading "Georgia made Fiddle. Manufacture by W. Richard Jones, Columbus, Ga, Age 15 years, Implements, pocket knife, chisel and gimlet. His first attempt at the mechanical arts". An additional Cotton Planters Convention tag fragment accompanies the note and it shows the entry of the fiddle into the convention. Fiddle measures: 21" L x 6 1/2" W. Bow measures 24" L. Framed notes measure 9 1/4" H x 9 3/4" W.
The Estate of Margaret Harold Roberts, Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
Fiddle is not fitted with strings, bow is likely associated with the fiddle and not original. Fiddle with light surface wear and minor scattered abrasions. Entry tag is missing lower left corner.