An early, Home made 5 string fretless Banjo needing restoration.
A small ladies parlor Guitar c.1850. Total length is 29 inches. String length is 19 1/2 inches. Matching tuning pegs. No frets after the 13th. MOP inlay. Very nice perfling. No case.
An unsigned mid 19th Century Parlour Guitar, friction pegs, set up to play. Crack in back, repairable. Length is 34 1/2 inches. No case.
The jarana or jarocha is a guitar-shaped fretted stringed instrument, from the southern region of the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Four courses of double strings.. The strings are usually nylon, although they were gut in the past. The body is somewhat narrower in proportion to a guitar; this is due to its direct lineage from the Spanish baroque guitar of the sixteenth century...
This is a marvelous ladies watch in the half hunter style made out of 14K yellow gold, circa 1890. The watch entails a glass aperture with guilloche pink enamel and indigo roman numerals encompassing it. The back of the watch is decorated with etched floral designs and the inner cover is marked with “ Beard, The Promenade, Cheltenham, Swiss". Made in England, this is a good working watch in its’ original box (2.75”wide by 2.75” long by .75” deep). The watch measures 1.5” in diameter...
An unusual pair of large iron shears with a wonderful surface. Excellent condition and movement. 16 inches long by 5 inches wide.
Antique Hungarian Zither with strings attached to Stepped Side. All tuning pegs are present. Size is 41 X 10 inches.
Bass Theorbo after Martin Bruner. 12 strings plus 10 open bass strings. One section absent in rose. Close to playable condition.
An 19th century nine string Baroque Lute Guitar by Edward Light, that would be played like to a nine course Lute. Lots of painted decorations, box wood pegs and a nice original bridge. One fret needs a little TLC. Otherwise, in playing condition.
The earliest reference is being played at the Florentine Intermedi of 1589. Makers label "Fernando Del Perifia 1891) A Small instrument (nut to edge 14 3/4 inches) with 4,5 or 6 courses tunes in fourths. This 6 course instrument would have a 3rd between the 5th and 6th course. Italian. MOP floral design in Tortoise on the top. In playable condition.
The earliest reference is being played at the Florentine Intermedi of 1589. A Small instrument (nut to edge is 16 inches) with 4,5 or 6 courses tunes in fourths. This one is a 6 course instrument, and would have a 3rd between the 5th and 6th course. Probably Italian. Light floral design etched on the top.
A Church Bass, circa 1850, folk instrument, measuring total of 35 inches. LOB is 21 1/2 inches. Playable after insertion of a Sound post. One piece Pine Back. Bridge appears to be a replacement. Body is in good condition but repairs have been made. Played Gamba style.
A very unusual powder flask made from a camel's scrotum and penis sheath. It is stitched together similar to a baseball with what appears to be sinew. There are patterns and textures embossed into the skin, and there appears to be Islamic calligraphy as well. This piece retains all of it's original hardware including the chain, belt clip, and end cap. Ca 1850- 1880 This unique flask measures 13.75" X 4.25" and weighs 9 ounces.
A very rare early Harp Zither, Which is played like a Harp. Not yet re-strung, it requires gut harp strings. It is in good condition, and can be played when stringing is finished. 38 inches high with 48 strings, 4 tuning pins absent.
A highly decorated Rebac like instrument in almost perfect condition. There is no makers label inside. Instead there is a colorful drawing. Boxwood pegs. I cannot guess the age of this instrument because of the excellent condition.
An repaired 10 String Lute or Guitar with highly decorated Rose and decorated Ivory Fingerboard with fluted back. Playable as 10 string baroque Guitar.
An 18th Cent Bass Lute, partially restored. Six courses and six bass strings.
A partial bowl back Lyra Mandola (alto mandolin) by Monzino and Figli, Italy. Length is 28 1/4 inches. Very good condition. Small repair required on bridge to be playable.