Antonius de Bardaxi, labeled, Chitarrone, 17th c. and later, Venice or Padua
This chitarrone labeled: ANTONIUS DE BARDAXI/ 2 DECEMB. 1592 has a lute body of 27 fluted yew-wood staves with ebony spacers. The later table has bone inlay and an ornate earlier gothic parchment rose. The original lute neck is made of ebony with bone spacers and the fingerboard is decorated with a bone and ebony Greco-Roman urn, flower, and gryphon motif. The ebonized neck extension has 10 playing strings and 6 extended strings. The later table and neck extension were likely made by Leopoldo Franciolini of Florence. Length: 139.4 cm. Case not included.
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