5th Jul, 2017 11:00

Fine Art Sale

Lot 53


Fretless banjo by George Mathew, the wanlut neck

Fretless banjo by George Mathew, the walnut neck fitted with ebony head veneer and fingerboard inlaid with crescent and stars and dots in mother of pearl, impressed 'Geo P. Matthew 637' to the reverse side of the perch pole, as well as 637 to the rim beside the neck join, overall length 93cm Condition report: The neck has typical scuffs and scratches from age and use. It appears to be relatively straight with a slight forward curve, the neck angle could do with adjusting in order to maintain a favourable action. There has been a repair around the nut area of the instrument, all appears to be stable with this repair. The head is tarnished shows signs of age, but is in good order three of the adjusting nuts have been replaced.

Sold for £70


Auction: Fine Art Sale, 5th Jul, 2017

674 lots of furniture, paintings, ceramics, jewellery and much more! This sale features the Ken Jones collection of studio pottery.


Sunday 2nd July 2017 2-4pm
Monday 3rd July 2017 10am-5pm
Tuesday 4th July 2017 10-4pm
Wednesday 5th July 2017 9-11am
Thursday 6th July 2017 9-11am

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