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Charles van Raalte

Chitarra Battente

Period:
19th Century
Description:
The arched back of this guitar has multiple ribs of ebony interposed with ivory.  The table is profusely inlaid with ivory, ebony, mother of pearl and various precious woods.  The soundhole is inset with a pierced parchment architectural rose.  The neck, head and fingerboard are also extensively inlaid with arabesque and have 5 double courses of strings.
Place of Production:
Venice, Italy
Materials/Media:
ebony, ivory, pine
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MI/A27
Digital Number:
EAMU009a, b
Creation Date:
1821
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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