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English guitar

  • Date:
    ca. 1780 (made)
  • Maker:
    da Silva, Jaco Vieira
  • Collection:
    Victoria and Albert Museum
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  • Materials:Pine back, sides and soundboards, with pine and wood purfling (bordering); brass openwork rose, framed with mother-of-pearl
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  • Inscriptions:Jaco Vieira da Silva a fez em Lisboa no Prata da Alegria anno de 17 [no manuscript figures inserted] Jaco Vieira da Silva has made this in Lisbon at the Prato da Alegria in the year 17[no other numbers]
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 78 cm total, Length: 34 cm body, Width: 31.5 cm, Depth: 7.5 cm