13 October 2009
This lot is offered without a reserve
A WALTZITHER (CITTERN)
PROBABLY GERMANY, CIRCA 1800
Unlabeled, length of back: 13½ in. (34.3 cm)
Possibly Paul de Wit
University of California, Los Angeles
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E. Lachmann, Erich Lachmann Collection of Historical Stringed Musical Instruments, Los Angeles, 1950, pp. 20 and 21.
The instrument bears the imprint of a label from the Paul de Wit Collection, Leipzig.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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