A very nicely made bowl-backed mandolin, probably Neopolitan and dating from the late 19th or early 20th century.
It has a spruce top, rosewood ribs and neck, an ebony fingerboard, tortoiseshell pick guard and a mother of pearl rosette. Half of the buttons appear to be ivory whilst the other half appear to be bone.
It is playing very nicely with a surprisingly low action, is in decent overall cosmetic condition and comes in a very well made leather case. The case itself could do with a bit of work to bring it back into fully useable condition, I could do this by arrangement so do get in touch if you’d like a quote.