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Lyre guitar

This lyre guitar is inscribed 'Clementi & Co. London' on the peg box. The body is lacquered black with gilt arabesque. The upper arms of the lyre are gilded and terminate in a floral motif and the head is surmounted by a female mask on a sunburst. It has six strings.

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    Clementi & Co [Corporation]
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    Dean Castle
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Repository:Dean Castle
  • Measurements:H 762mm