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Chitarrone, Magnus Tieffenbrucker (Magno Dieffopruchar), Venice, 1608

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Object name
Maker
Date
1608
Place
Object number
RCM0026

Description

Venetian chitarrone with six pairs of stopped strings and eight open bass strings in upper pegbox. Front two-piece, bookmatched, of fine to medium grain, wider at edges. Three linked soundholes with angular, knot-pattern roses cut from wood of front. Blackstained bridge tapering in height and width from bass to treble. Back of 51 ribs, possibly of walnut. Capping-strip of seven strips separated by bone/ivory lines. Ebony fingerboard with single inlaid white line. Ebony-veneered back of neck inlaid with twelve compound lines of alternate white/black pattern. Back of pegbox and spar edged with single line of bone; sides of pegbox and spar veneered with compound lines. Pegs of ebony with bone or ivory collars and buttons.

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Dimensions

Length: 1958mm. Width: 398mm. Depth: 187mm.

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