German Baroque Lute after Michael Rauche
72cm & 100cm, 13 courses; after Michael Rauche 1762 (V&A Museum No. 9/1871) 23 ribs; the original is in ivory with ebony strips between. Neck and extension ebony inlaid with elaborate marquetry of ivory panels with instruments and the maker's name and address. Possibly the only historic lute made in England to have survived. Triple rose and ornate bridge and endclasp.
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