(Ref : MAN007)
MANDOLIN BY TIERI NAPOLI
Neapolitan mandolin by Raffaele TIERI, Naples (Italy) circa 1890.
The body of twenty one rosewood ribs divided by clear wood stringing.
The soundhole and the two piece table of spruce are edged with ebony and boxwood stringing and mother of pearl inlay. Scratchplate in tortoiseshell.
The neck and the head veneered of rosewood.
The ebony fingerboard with seventeen brass frets and mother of pearl dots.
Machines heads enclosed in front of the head within two metal plates with floral design engraved, bone pegs.
Labelled : RAFFAELE TIERI
FABBRICANTE DI STRUMENTI ARMONICI
Second label (seller) : BARBET & GRANIER
rue Paradis, 14. Marseille
Total length : 614 mm