Handwritten label on the bottom: “Francesco Pavolini ripari il coperchio… [illegible]… anno 1767”.

The body is made up of nine snakewood ribs edged with ivory fillets continuing the back of the handle.

The spruce top is opened by a rosette in cut parchment.

The fingerboard is veneered with ebony and edged with bone binding.

The peg is carved with gilded foliage while the butt represents a grotesque face also in gilded wood.

Ten boxwood pegs.

The restoration was carried out by Daniel and Françoise Sinier de Ridder.

Provenance: Former Charles Enel collection, Paris