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  • Kita Inoru

    1640 French Mandore (back view) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Mandores are an early version of the mandolin, said to have been first used by shepherds in Northern Spain from about 1500 or earlier. They were first mentioned in France in 1587, where they were fitted with four single strings or more. This example has six and may well have been tuned liked a lute. It is dated 1640 and signed by Boissart, an otherwise unknown but highly skilled maker."

  • Sally Nouveau

    omgthatartifact: Mandore France, 1640 The Victoria & Albert Museum

  • Bluebell Knoll

    Mandore Place of origin: France (made) Date: 1640 (made) Artist/Maker: Boissart (maker) Materials and Techniques: Carved and hollowed-out pearwood back and neck, with pine soundboard

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