GERMAN FIGURAL CARVED LUTE, Baroque- or Renaissance-style ten-course example, ribbed body, S-form head with carved floral and foliate decoration, terminating in a carved bust-length figure of a beautiful lady, with bone tuning machine heads; label to back of neck "MUSIK - RADIO / MAAS-FRITSCHY (or TRITSCHY?) / BREMERHAVEN". 20th century. 47 1/2" LOA.
Good visual condition, expected wear, several splits to top of body, and one or two to back along ribs, minor loss to carved figure, three body frets detached but present.
Provenance: From the collection of Carolyn Walker "Cee-Jay's Clocks", Richmond VA.