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Lute with a body made up of ten (maple) ribs, bordered with small alternating pieces or tesserae of ebony and ivory. The soundboard is of pine and has the same ebony and ivory bordering as on the rose. It is fitted with a bridge on the soundboard and eleven brass hitch-pins and an ivory strap-button at the bottom of the instument. The neck has an ebony fingerboard fitted with brass frets and two pegheads curving backwards, one for six courses (one single- and five double-stringed) and one for five single bass strings or diapasons.

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    1800 - 1880 (Made)
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    Victoria and Albert Museum
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  • Materials:Planed and joined maple ribs; stained wooden (maple?) neck with planed ebony fingerboard with brass frets; ebony and ivory bordering on the edge of the soundboard and rose; turned ivory strap-pin.
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 32 in