Possibly French, mid-18th Century, unlabelled

The back of nineteen ivory ribs with intervening ebony stringing, the stringing continuing up the back of the neck, with later tortoiseshell back clasp with mother-of-pearl rose, the front edged with mother-of-pearl, ebony and ivory stringing, the soundhole with a tortoiseshell surround inlaid with mother-of-pearl roses, the bridge terminating in applied mother-of-pearl scrolling roses, the pegbox set for twelve ivory pegs terminating in a tortoiseshell finial set with three mother-of-pearl fleur-de-lys, four triple courses
23.7/8 in. (60.6 cm.) long overall; the string 136 in. (33.2 cm.) long
in a original shaped leather case embossed with fleur-de-lys and stylised leaves, that may be original
Rothschild inv. no. AR1409/2420.

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