We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a FABULOUS ANTIQUE MINIATURE SHELL TOY MANDOLIN!
Most likely originally commercially made circa early 1900's, this wonderful miniature would be the perfect accessory in a Fashion Doll's MUSIC ROOM, and is being offered in AS FOUND condition due to missing shell pieces and parts------still a CHARMING DISPLAY for your miniature vignette!
The mandolin is made of GENUINE SHELL, measuring 5 1/2" tall, 1 1/2" wide at the bottom, and 1 1/2" deep. It is embellished with original MOTHER OF PEARL inlay, with wonderful detail including inlay on the fingerboard and on the sound hole, with its original BONE END BUTTON! The mandolin is somewhat delicate, with some damage to the shell at the bottom and missing inlay pieces, mostly on the front side, and missing shell on the fingerboard and head as well as the tuner pieces at the top, but overall still rendering a FABULOUS DISPLAY piece in your doll's MUSIC ROOM or SALON setting!
We have shown it for scale purposes with our 13" antique French Fashion Doll, although admittedly she knows this is a toy and will not play------wouldn't YOUR favorite antique doll covet such a UNIQUE ACCESSORY?
This FABULOUS ANTIQUE MINIATURE TOY SHELL MANDOLIN is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration--------the perfect accessory for your MUSICAL POUPEE!
Please note that any doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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