Calace mandolins in Russia

Calace was also popular in pre-1917 Russia. There was a dealer Iosif Feodorovich Mueller in Moscow, who became an exclusive Calace representative in Russia around 1906.

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I found some earlier examples of Calace in Russia, a very interesting line of instruments labelled Fratelli Calace with mentioning of both Napoli and Catania on the label. Only two instruments are found so far and no other of the same rare breed seen anywhere else.

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