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Mandolino, Francesco and Giuseppe Presbler, Milan, 1778

DETAILS

Object name
Makers
Date
1778
Object number
RCM0110

Description

Mandolino with six double courses of gut strings. Front two-piece, very fine-grained. Soundhole with inserted rose. Back of fifteen ribs. Back of semicircular transverse section above the wide edge ribs. Joints strengthened with lengthways parchment strips. End-clasp plain with one line of purfling. Neck and pegbox all veneered on unidentified core. Back of neck and pegbox veneered in tortoiseshell. Six bone or ivory frets on front; eight double gut frets on neck. Pegbox open-backed with sides of mother-of-pearl and lines of ivory. Ebony pegs with ivory collars and buttons. Inlays at neck/body joint. Lute-bridge with simple foliate ends, of ?maple, with mother-of-pearl strip on top with edging of ebony.

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Dimensions

Length: 539mm. Width: 159mm. Depth: 87mm.

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