S.S. Stewart "Imperial Banjeaurine" No. 3, S/N 14576, Circa 1894
Stewart invented the banjeaurine as a lead instrument in the banjo orchestras that he popularized. This is a grade 3 example of his Imperial Banjeaurine, which had a large 12" head. Note the nice inlay work, the delicate heel carving, the marquetry work on the inside of the rim, and the patented steel brace/adjustment bar on the back of the rim.
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