Mandolin Cristofaro, circa 1900.
Rosewood body , hollow sides with purfling of metal,
asymetric soundhole bordered with mother-of-pearl,
covered machines, mother-of-pearl knobs,
string length: 33.6 cm,
Cristofaro, instrument maker from Naples and studient of his father, specialized in the manufacture of mandolins, moves to Paris in 1842, but keeps his shop in Naples.