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Back comprised of eleven ribs of alternating maple and rosewood, with rosewood capping strip. Belly of fine-grain spruce with striped binding of ebony and ivory along edges and encircling soundhole. Purfling and gold stenciled foliate designs around soundhole. Neck and pegbox of mahogany...

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Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

19th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Length 57.2 cm, width 20.8 cm, depth 10.5 cm (Length 22 1/2 in., width 8 3/16 in., depth 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1759

Medium or Technique

Maple, rosewood, spruce, ebony

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones