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A SET OF MINIATURE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND A CAROUSEL HANGING STAND
A SET OF MINIATURE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND A CAROUSEL HANGING STAND

The instruments comprising a miniature lyre guitar; two miniature mandolones; a miniature ivory musical instrument in the form of a guitar; a miniature guitar

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A SET OF MINIATURE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND A CAROUSEL HANGING STAND
The instruments comprising a miniature lyre guitar; two miniature mandolones; a miniature ivory musical instrument in the form of a guitar; a miniature guitar
The lyre guitar with hollow body opening to a fan decorated with a Greek key pattern, 7 in. (17.8 cm.) long overall; the first mandolone with back of concave staves, the table, fingerboard and headstock edged and decorated with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlay, the back of the neck and headstock with ivory and tortoiseshell stringing, 7.7/8 in. (20 cm.) long overall; the second mandolone with table, fingerboard and headstock decorated with tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl inlay, the back of the neck with ivory stringing, 7 in. (19 cm.) long overall; the ivory musical instrument in the form of a guitar stained pink and decorated with silver inlay, opening to a nutmeg grater; the guitar with back, ribs and back of headstock inlaid with tortoiseshell, the back also set with sea ivory ram's skull and scrolling foliage designs, the fingerboard, soundhole and headstock also set with sea ivory with geometric designs, six reverse pegs, 8.11/16 in. (22.2 cm.) long overall
7 in. (17.8 cm.) long overall









with tortoiseshell, the back also set with sea ivory ram's skull and scrolling foliage designs, the fingerboard, soundhole and headstock also set with sea ivory with geometric designs, six reverse pegs, 8.11/16 in. (22.2 cm.) long overall 7 in. (17.8 cm.) long overall
six (6)
Provenance
Rothschild inv. no. AR1399.
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