MANDOLIN BY ANTONIO VINACCIA NAPOLI 1784
Neapolitan Mandolin by Antonio VINACCIA made in Napoli (Italy) in 1784.
Spruce table and soundhole edged with ebony and bone stringing. Mother of pearl decoration design inclued in red-brown mastic around the soundhole and at the both ends.Tortoishell scracth plate edged with bone and ebony stringing.
Cyprus body of 23 fluted ribs edged with ebony bands.
Neck , back of the head and fingerboard veneered with ebony, bone and tortoishell bands.
Little bone turnings decoration on the edge of the head.10 brass frets on the fingerboard and 4 wood frets on the table, 8 boxwood pegs.
2 handwritten label : Antonius Vinaccia Fecit in Via
Constantii Anno 1784 Neapoli
Toatal length: 576 mm
Provenance :Former Collection JUBINAL
Achille JUBINAL (1810 - 1875) was a french historian specialist of the Middle Ages, deputy of the Hautes-Pyrénées and founder of the Bagnères de Bigorre Museum
This collection of musical instruments was partly exhibited to the South Kensington Museum of Londron in 1872 (now Victoria & Albert Museum)