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# 2216 Longman - Preston Spruce top with several repaired cracks and painted purfling, bone and maple rosette in good condition, flamed maple back with one repaired hairline crack of (13 cm) and the center seam partly open, painted purfling, flamed maple sides in good condition, flamed maple neck and peg head top inlayed with bone and ebony, 10 non original rosewood pegs, ebony finger board with bone nut and 12 brass frets and with a brass and ebony capo, ebony and bone bridge, total length 74 cm, scale 42 cm, width 30.3 cm, depth at the neck joint 6.8 cm, depth at the bottom 8 cm, nut 4.9 cm. Early Musical Instruments, antique English Cittern by LongmanEarly Musical Instruments, antique English Cittern by LongmanEarly Musical Instruments, antique English Cittern by LongmanEarly Musical Instruments, antique English Cittern by Longman
US$ 2'500.00

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English Guitar, Cittern, Zither, around 1760
# 2244 C. Mason Stamped at the top of the back: C. Mason. Also signed by the maker and dated: 1757. Spruce top with colorful flower decoration around the sound hole, carved wooden flower rosette, painted purfling, one piece flamed maple back with several repaired worm runs, flamed maple sides with several repaired worm runs, maple baroque style neck and peg head, end of the peg head could be a later replacement, 9 non original rosewood pegs, straight neck, stained fruitwood finger board with bone nut and 17 brass frets, rosewood and bone bridge, total length 68 cm, scale 36 cm, width 25.8 cm, depth at the neck joint 4.2 cm, depth at the bottom 5.5 cm, nut 4.2 cm.

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Early Musical Instruments, antique English Cittern by C. MasonEarly Musical Instruments, antique English Cittern by C. MasonEarly Musical Instruments, antique English Cittern by C. Mason
US$ 2'200.00 English Cittern dated 1757
# 2251 Georg Tiefenbrunner, Germany A rare Schlag Zither bearing the original label: Georg Tiefenbrunner, Saiten Instrumentenmacher in Munchen 1849. Total length 22 inches, comes with a nice original wooden case lined with leather, lock in working condition with original key. Some repaired cracks in the front and back.

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Early Musical Instruments, antique Schlag Zither or Cittern by Georg Tiefenbrunner
US$ 900.00 Schlag Zither or Cittern dated 1849
# 2231 Adolf Paesold, Fleisse - Germany Schlag ev. Terz Zither bearing the original label: Adolf Peasold, Carl Paesold's Son, Musikinstrumenten & Saiten Fabrik, Fleissen, b. Eger, Böhmen. Ebonized fruitwood top, back and sides ebonized spruce, 5 melody strings, 29 accompanying strings with metal pegs, ebonized fruitwood finger board with 1 raised zero fret and 29 raised frets, ebonized fruitwood bridge, in original wooden case, total length 44.2 cm, scale 32.8 cm, width 26 cm, depth 2.8 cm.

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Early Musical Instruments, antique Schlag ev. Terz Zither or Cittern by Adolf Paesold
US$ 280.00 Schlag ev. Terz Zither or Cittern
# 2225 Guitar Zither Bearing the original label: Guitar Zither made in Germany around 1900. Stained fruitwood top, pine back and sides, 27 strings with metal pegs, total length 41.3 cm, scale of longest string 33.5 cm, scale of shortest string 15.2 cm, width 23.3 cm, depth 3.4 cm.

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Early Musical Instruments, antique Terz Zither or Child's Cittern around 1900
US$ 250.00 Terz Zither or Child's Cittern around 1900
# 2226 Anonymous A Kinder Zither or Child's Cittern from around the 1880s. Curly maple top with some painted flower decorations and rosewood edging, top has a surface crack (24 cm), curly maple back with rosewood edges, sides with ivory or bone inserts with painted emblame, 10 brass pegs, total length 37.8 cm, width 17.8 cm, depth 2.6 cm.

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Early Musical Instruments, antique Kinder Zither or Child's Citternaround 1880
US$ 150.00 Kinder Zither or Child's Cittern around 1880
# 2232 Frz. Schandl, Mittenwald Bearing the original label: Frz. Schandl, Zither- & Saitenfabrik, Mittenwald a. d. Jsar (Bayern). Rosewood or stained fruitwood top, ebonized spruce back and sides, 5 melody strings with enclosed tuners and ivory knobs, 27 other strings with steel pegs, stained fruitwood finger board with one raised zero fret and 29 raised steel frets, stained fruit wood bridge, total length 57 cm, scale 41.4 cm, width 29 cm, depth 2.8 cm.

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Early Musical Instruments, antique Konzert Zither or Concert Cittern by Frz. Schandl
US$ 250.00 Konzert Zither or Concert Cittern around 1890
# 2253 Trümpi, Glarus, Switzerland To follow.....

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Early Musical Instruments, antique Zither or Cittern by Trümpi
US$ Cittern dated 1894
# 2254 Iohan Ver???, Schys To follow.....

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Early Musical Instruments, antique Halszither or Neck Cittern by Iohan Ver???
US$ Halszither, Neck Cittern dated 1759 or 1750
# 2217 Preston, London, England Stamped on the back of the head: Preston London. Spruce top with several repaired hairline cracks with painted purfling, ivory ebony and stained fruitwood rosette, flamed maple back with one repaired crack (5 cm) and painted purfling, flamed maple sides with one hairline crack (2 cm), flamed maple neck and peg head with brass enclosed machine head, machine head stamped: Preston Inventor, top of the head repaired and has an ivory and ebony square plaque, ebony finger board with an ivory nut and 12 brass frets, brass and ebony capo, ebony and ivory bridge non original, total length 68 cm, scale 43, width 29.2 cm, depth at the neck joint 5.3 cm, depth at the bottom 7.4 cm, nut 4.8 cm. Early Musical Instruments, antique English Guitar by Preston LondonEarly Musical Instruments, antique English Guitar by Preston London
US$ 3'500.00

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English Guitar around 1790
# 2224 V. Bestgen, Bern - Switzerland Nice violin zither bearing the original label: V. Bestgen, Bern, also stamped on the back at the neck joint: Bestgen zur Lyra, Bern, made around the 1870s. Spruce top with a repaired crack at the bottom (7 cm), flamed maple back and sides, maple neck and scroll, ebony finger board, pegs and tail piece, ivory nut, 26 metal frets, in original case with a plaque of V. Bestgen, total length 59.5 cm, scale 33 cm, width 24 cm, depth 4 cm, nut 2.7 cm. Early Musical Instruments, antique Violin Zither or Cittern by V. Bestgen
US$ 900.00

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Violin Zither or Cittern dated 1849
# 2234 Royal Letters Patent Bearing the original label and directions to play on the inside of the case: Patent Zither Violina Registered August 6th, 1879, also stamped on the top of the cittern serial number 828 by Royal Letters Patent. It seems to be made of fruitwood with probably stained fruit wood finger board, bone zero fret, 29 bone frets, bridge is broken in half, this instrument is played with a bow, in original wooden box, total length 60.7 cm, scale 50 cm, width 6.9 cm, depth 3.5 cm. Early Musical Instruments, antique Violina Zither or Cittern, Royal Letters Patent
US$ 500.00

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Violina Zither or Cittern around 1880
# 2227 Anonymous Stained fruitwood top back and sides, stained fruitwood peg head for five pegs, one broken off, 2 melody strings plus 3 other strings, 14 frets, total length 49 cm, scale 38.2 cm, width 7.5 cm, depth 2.6 cm. Early Musical Instruments, antique Epinet de Vosques around 1850
US$ 750.00

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Epinet de Vosques around 1850
# 2222 German Spruce top, flamed maple back and sides, enclosed machine heads with ivory tuners, stained fruitwood finger board with one raised zero fret and 28 raised metal frets, in non original viola case, total length 60.5 cm, scale 36.8 cm, width 24.5 cm, depth 4 cm, nut 4 cm. Early Musical Instruments, antique Viola or Streich Zither or Cittern around 1880
US$ 1'200.00

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Viola or Streich Zither, Cittern around 1880
# 2243 Joao Miguel Andrade Bearing the original label: Joao Miguel Andrade, Fabrica e Armazem de Instrumentos de Corda, Guitarras Violins braguezas Cavacos, Lisboa, Rua nova de Trinidade, Sole Agents for Great Briten and Colonies, Alban Voigt & Co., 14 Edmund Place, London E. C.. Spruce top in good condition with ebony and fruitwood purfling, Brazilian rosewood back with two repaired cracks (30 cm, 6 cm), Brazilian rosewood sides with some small repairs but firm with two sound holes on the sides, neck and scroll in one piece with enclosed metal machineheads for 12 strings, straight ebony finger board with ivory nut and 17 brass frets in good condition, ivory and ebony bridge, this instrument is good to play and the action is set how it should be, total length 70 cm, scale 44 cm, width 28.7 cm, depth at the neck joint 6 cm, depth at the bottom 7.8 cm, nut 4.3 cm. Early Musical Instruments, antique Fado cittern or guitar by Joao Miguel AndradeEarly Musical Instruments, antique Fado cittern or guitar by Joao Miguel Andrade
US$ 1'500.00

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Fado cittern or guitar 1880s
# 2201 Joseph Rieger Bearing the original handwritten label: Joseph Rieger, Geigenmacher in Mittenwald, an der Iser bei Tihrol. From around 1810, spruce top and back in very good condition, the two sound holes are covered with decorative parchment edgings, maple sides and scroll, four melody strings plus 13 other strings, fingerboard with fourteen frets, total length 49 cm, scale 33.8 cm, width 20.2 cm, depth 3.5 cm. Early Musical Instruments, antique Zither or Cittern by Joseph Rieger
US$ 10'000.00

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German Zither around 1810
# 2210 Label not readable Bearing a label inside with the date of 1663 other wise not readable. Pine top with some barely visible old worm runs and cracks that have been restored, rosette of two toned parchment, painted purfling on top and back, back and sides of some fruitwood with some worm runs in the side, neck and peg head made of fruitwood, scroll of a carved animal head, 9 pegs probably original, stained fruitwood finger board with bone nut and 17 brass frets, stained fruitwood bridge, total length 72.6 cm, scale 43 cm, width 24 cm, depth neck joint 5.8 cm, depth bottom 3.9 cm, nut 4.4 cm. Early Musical Instruments, antique South German Hals Zither or Neck Cittern dated 1663
US$ 8'000.00

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South German Hals Zither dated 1663
# 2249 Th. Heym, Suhl, Germany Interesting late Thuringer Wald Cittern or Halszither signed on the tailpiece: Th. Heym Suhl Thuringer Wald. In original condition, 4 frets missing, repair to the side, open crack in the top, 14 strings, high action but room to come down. Measurements: - total length 81 cm - scale 41 cm - body length 35 cm - middle bout 29 cm - lowest rim 8 cm - highest rim 8 cm - nut 4,5cm Early Musical Instruments, antique Thuringer Wald Zither or Cittern by Th. HeymEarly Musical Instruments, antique Thuringer Wald Zither or Cittern by Th. Heym
US$ 600.00

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Thuringer Wald Cittern, 1890s
# 235 Müller's Erato-Harfe, Germany Giant antique Autoharp in the shape of an grandpiano. Müller's Erato-Harfe, Patentiert in allen Bundes Staaten, D.R.P. No 75089. 12 keys each changeable 3 times and 1 key changes from diminshed to augmented. 37 discant strings and 6 bass strings.Total length 29 inches and 19 inches wide. Good condition, no cracks, body is straight. Early Musical Instruments, antique Müller's Erato-Harfe or Harp
US$ 800.00

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38 Chords, 1920s
# 2252 Meinel & Herold, Germany A good cittern with a nice picture on the top, bearing the original label: Meinel & Herold Klingenthal. Total length 26 inches, scale 16 1/2 inches, one hairline crack in the back, some loose bindings, 1 inch of binding in the top missing, comes with original wooden case and string tuning tool. Early Musical Instruments, antique Konzert Harfen Zither or Concert Harp Cittern by Meinel & Herold
US$ 250.00

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Konzert Harfen Zither or Concert Harp Cittern 1880s



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