Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

30% off coats

Women Men Kids

Free returns

-

£3.95 delivery per order

-

30% OFF WOMEN's KNITWEAR!

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our latest updates, offers and promotions.

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

Antique Lute-backed Mandolin - Giovani Carbone of Naples

£325.00 Out Of Stock

Product description

This Italian lute(or bowl)-backed mandolin qualifies as an antique as it was made just prior to WW1 and is in playable condition apart from the strings, one is missing & the others will need replacing.

Well made in the renowned home of stringed instruments, with a spruce face, rosewood neck, headstock & bowl, tortoiseshell inlaid with MoP flowers pick guard, & bone with working brass open screw-type tuners.
The neck is inset with brass frets & MoP dots.
It is 24 1/3" (63cms) long & 7 3/4"(19.5cms) at the widest part.

In excellent condition for its age with a few minor knocks & small old repairs to the neck. The bowl is in original unrepaired condition with its 21 ribs intact. The remains of a paper label may have been original or from an auction house.
The instrument is stamped with the master-makers name , "G. CARBONE, Napoli

It will be well-wrapped for despatch, insured & to be signed for.
Please see all photos as they serve part of the description.

Item details

Age:
c. 1912
Condition:
Used: good
Manufacturer:
Giovani Carbone
Type:
String

Sold Out

We're sorry to say this item has now sold out.

There are over 100,000 more items in stock. Start browsing with our suggestions below.

About this item

This Italian lute(or bowl)-backed mandolin qualifies as an antique as it was made just prior to WW1 and is in playable condition apart from the strings, one is missing & the others will need replacing.

Well made in the renowned home of stringed instruments, with a spruce face, rosewood neck, headstock & bowl, tortoiseshell inlaid with MoP flowers pick guard, & bone with working brass open screw-type tuners.
The neck is inset with brass frets & MoP dots.
It is 24 1/3" (63cms) long & 7 3/4"(19.5cms) at the widest part.

In excellent condition for its age with a few minor knocks & small old repairs to the neck. The bowl is in original unrepaired condition with its 21 ribs intact. The remains of a paper label may have been original or from an auction house.
The instrument is stamped with the master-makers name , "G. CARBONE, Napoli

It will be well-wrapped for despatch, insured & to be signed for.
Please see all photos as they serve part of the description.

Age:
c. 1912
Condition:
Used: good
Manufacturer:
Giovani Carbone
Type:
String

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 28 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 28 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £14.00

Outside Europe: £28.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Shop Clitheroe

A really great range for all Oxfam shoppers! We sell a variety of donated clothes and accessories, books, and homewares. We also have a good selection of Fairtrade food and greetings cards. Call us for more information!

View Shop