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Case-necked lute, 1887, Vietnam, Haiphong (Tonkin)

Case-necked lute, 1887, Vietnam, Haiphong (Tonkin)

Baroque ukulele , Soprano,Variegated, Gear, Lute,Balalaika (Q1T-135) - United Kingdom Baroque ukulele, Quality 1 Trader LTD

Baroque ukulele , Soprano,Variegated, Gear, Lute,Balalaika (Q1T-135) - United Kingdom Baroque ukulele, Quality 1 Trader LTD

The Biwa is a Japanese short-necked fretted lute, often used in narrative storytelling. The biwa is the chosen instrument of Benton, the goddess of music, eloquence, poetry and learning in Japanese Shinto.

The biwa is the Japanese teardrop lute used in court music or to accompany epic poems. The biwa originated from the Chinese pipa and came to Japan as a gift from the Chinese Tang court CE).

Turkish crescent, early 19th century, Belgium  | A brass pole with wooden handle and sliding sleeve. Surmounted by a small crescent, below which is a small sphere and four bells. Further below there are (1) a round, pavilion-shaped perforated piece with twelve bells on the lower rim; (2) a large crescent with six bells; (3) a sphere with five-pointed star inside the crescent; and (4) a ferrule with a helical spring fixed to the pole; the sliding sleeve has a short spring attached to its top…

"The Turkish crescent was a percussion instrument, basically a pole hung with bells. Mostly a flashy parade instrument, it was meant to be shaken or twisted to ring the bells.

Lute or Tiorbino, mid 17th Century Italy, probably made in the mid-17th century, but modified by later repair

Lute or Tiorbino. Italy, probably made in the century, but modified by later repair. Department: Decorative Art and Design. Type of art work: Musical Instrument.

Mandolin Angelo Mannello (American, Morcone, Italy 1858–1922 New York) Date: 1900 Geography: New York, New York, United States Medium: Spruc...

Mandolin Angelo Mannello (American, Morcone, Italy 1858–1922 New York) Date: 1900 Geography: New York, New York, United States Medium: Spruc...

Eight Course David Rubio Lute (case included)

Eight Course David Rubio Lute (case included)

Shanghai Dunhuang Pípa (琵琶) Chinese lute instrument, a plucked Chinese musical instrument with four strings.  Sometimes called the Chinese lute. It has a pear-shaped wooden body.

Shanghai Dunhuang Pípa (琵琶) Chinese lute instrument, a plucked Chinese musical instrument with four strings. Sometimes called the Chinese lute. It has a pear-shaped wooden body.

Visible, Mince, Cloche, Signature, Vietnam, Dark Wood, Runners, Corks

Charango or lute, with eight gut strings, back of armadillo skin, and front and arm of figured wood and pearl shell: Americas, Bolivia, Camargo, Cuchu-pucra, Quichua, late 19th century © National Museums Scotland

Charango or lute, with eight gut strings, back of armadillo skin, and front and arm of figured wood and pearl shell: Americas, Bolivia, Camargo, Cuchu-pucra, Quichua, late 19th century © National Museums Scotland

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