Bow backed mandolin Donatus Filano together with miniature string instrument? (2)
Lot 16
An 18th century Mandolin attributed to Donato Filano (2)
Sold for £3,875 (US$ 6,429) inc. premium
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Bow backed mandolin Donatus Filano together with miniature string instrument? (2)
Lot Details
An 18th century Mandolin attributed to Donato Filano
Labelled Donatus Filano fecit anno D. 1771 Neap. alla Rua de' Taffettanari. Length of back 305mm (12in) the 21 staved back of maple with ivory and rosewood inset, the head and neck of tortoise shell with Mother of Pearl and ivory decoration, the spruce table with tortoise shell and Mother of Pearl floral decoration use and wear, restorations, With a Pochette en Battau, with carved figurative head, as seen. (2)
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