MANDORA

ITALY, 17 - 18th century.

Hand-written label: "Francesco Pavolini ripari il coperchio... [illisible]... anno 1767".

Back of nine snakewood ribs edged with ivory filets, going on the back of the neck.

The fingerboard of ebony veneered is edged with bone filet.

The gilt peghead is carved of foliage and terminated by a scroll also carved of a gilt grotesque face.

Ten boxwood pegs.

The restoration has been made by Françoise and Daniel Sinier de Ridder.

Provenance: Former collection of Charles Enel.