A six string Spanish Guitar labelled Josef Pages, circa 1813
Lot 5Y
A Guitar by Josef Pages, Cadiz 1813
(2)
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,299) inc. premium
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A six string Spanish Guitar labelled Josef Pages, circa 1813
Lot Details
A Guitar by Josef Pages, Cadiz 1813
Labelled Josef Pages Me Hizo en Cadiz ano de 1813, Calle del Amargura no., 70; also Restored by Edward Fitzgibbon for David Christian-Clark 1979 Length of back 465; ub206; mb176; lb285; rib depth at base 106 at neck 96mm (18 5/16in) the back and ribs of pale palisander, three blond decorative strips inset the back, a single centred within ribs, with ebony wedge at rib base, the table of pine with ebonised decorative monogram inset below six pin bridge, the soundhole enhanced by four concentric ebony purfling rings, a circular pearl necklace decoration within, seventeen frets, the later open head with Rance turners and rollers, restorations, in wooden box. (2)

Footnotes

  • See, The Century That Shaped The Guitar; James Westbrook 2005; a similar Pages guitar described pages 126-131, also Bonhams March 10, 2008 lot 5, a similar guitar by Josef Pages.
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