Pipa. A pear-shaped plucked stringed instrument with rounded back integral with the neck. Of light coloured wood, except as otherwise stated. The neck surmounted by a backward turned peg-box of darker wood for four fluted hexagonal pegs, the ends inlaid with darker wood. Four arched frets of black wood on neck. Ten triangular frets of light wood on table. A carved pictorial ivory plate at each end of neck. The tail-piece of well shaped darker brown wood with an ivory facing and eyeleting. Single leaf design stamped on middle of table. Lacks three strings,two frets and finial of head. Otherwise generally in very good condition.
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