This is a lovely old Mandolin with a mother of pearl or tortoiseshell Butterfly on the front. NAPOLI VIA CHIARA N. 16 FRANCESCO SALOMONE
(Some pieces of shell missing at edges). Patina of wood is lovely.
There has been a split in the back at some time which has been repaired. The sound is good and clear nonetheless.
It has it's own original cover with large yellow flowers (needing new backing now) and also has a carry box which is well repaired also and so it must have had a busy life at one time.
It has been in indoor storage for the last 20 years we believe.
It would be very well packed as a parcel for the buyer. However, if bought for ITALY, then please enquire about the cost of SIGNED FOR POSTAGE.
It is an attractive instrument but of course, I cannot vouch for the sound - only that I have been told that despite the old repair at the back, is good.
ALL buyers not in UK please check postage costs with me prior to purchase - thank you