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Mandolin Case - Giovanni Cera, Wood, 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 940594 2

Mandolin Case for a mandolin made by Italian migrant Giovanni Cera during the 1930s. Giovanni used to visit second-hand furniture depots or music stores to seek out the timber for his instruments. He also built guitars and zithers. The name 'Cera' is inlaid on the head of the mandolin. Giovanni played this instrument at many special broadcasts for radio stations 3LO and 3AR, and appeared with Peter Piccini, Frank Zaetta, Giovanni's brother Guerino [Rino], Angelo Candela, Domenico Caffaro and Ezio Giannaccini at musicals events staged in town halls, theatres and restaurants from 1930 to around 1970.
Wooden case with metal clasps and lined with a dark brown fur.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Mario Costa, 1994
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: working life, italian communities, italian immigration, music, musical instruments
Themes this item is part of: Giovanni Cera, Italian Migrant, Mandolin Maker & Musician, 1924, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection, Making Giovanni Cera's Mandolin - Technology & Design
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: musical instruments
Maker: Mr Giovanni Cera, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930s
User: Mr Giovanni Cera, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930-1970

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