8 July 1999
A NEAPOLITAN MANDOLIN
Attributed to Gaetano Vinaccia
Labelled 'Gaetanus Vinaccia/fecit Neapoli 1798/Nella Rua Catalana'
The back of twenty-three concave staves, the front and soundhole edged with ivory with tortoiseshell inlaid with mother-of-pearl, the fingerboard, back of the neck and headstock veneered in tortoiseshell with mother-of-pearl scrolling foliate decoration, four double courses
22 in. (57.1 cm.) long overall; the string 12.13/16 in. (32.5 cm.) long
Rothschild inv. no. AR1408.
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