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Two-piece back and ribs of maple. Two-piece belly of fine-grain spruce. Regular purfling. Neck and pegbox of maple, terminating in carved head of bearded man with hat. Fingerboard, tailpiece, nut, saddle, and end button of ebony. Tuning pegs of rosewood. Endpin of ebony with adjustable point of...

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Printed label: André Castagneri Fait à Paris / à l'Hôtel de Soissons 173[7]; stamped at top of back and twice on lower bout (largely effaced): CASTAGNERI


2006, gift of the estate of Maury A. Bromson to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maury A. Bromsen


Object Place

Paris, France


Length 118.6 cm, width 41.5 cm (Length 46 11/16 in., width 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones