Mandolin Cover attributed to Franciolini 1890's

Exceptional mandolin pouch, from the end of the 19th century, attributed to Franciolini.
Leopoldo Franciolini born in 1844 and died in 1920 was a Florentine antique dealer known for his numerous modifications and creations of instruments. The latter often made with pieces of dismembered old instruments.
This pouch mandolin is in remarkable, playable condition. It will delight collectors and/or players of old instruments.
  • Background: Calabash
  • Top: Spruce
  • Tuners: 8x ivory pegs
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut width: 35 mm
  • Radius: 20"
  • Frets: 17 (10 on metal neck and 7 on ebony top)
  • Scale: 344 mm
  • Nut: Ivory
  • Year: 1890's
  • Country of manufacture: Italy
  • Decorations: Round table and rosette in ivory and ebony, rosette and parchment, mother-of-pearl inlays.

Delivered without cover or case.

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