Musical instruments, devices and recordings
1770 - 1800
Wood, Papier-mâché, Tortoiseshell, Mother-of-pearl [pinctada maxima], Metal
175 mm (Width) x 130 mm (Depth); 580 mm (Length)
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
Mandolin, anon, probably Italian, late 18th century. Inlaid with tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl along the finger board and at base. Paper rose surrounded by mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell. Eight strings, two per end holder. One odd peg. Back of 19 staves. In notebook no.4, page 7 (1340945.4) Charles Wade refers to: 'Music Room 64. Mandolin. Italian inlaid with Tortoiseshell & pearl.' 'Bought from S. Hagger, 12 St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, 24th October 1938, Mandolin £3' (M. Jessup).
bought from S. Hagger, 12 St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, 24th October 1938, Mandolin £3. Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Marks and inscriptions
Wade, 1944: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 4 First and Second Floor, 1944, page 7