Riley–Baker ‘ Perfected Patent’ 5 String Banjo

Circa 1897 –1900

Made in Birmingham

The Riley Baker company filed a patent for their "perfected" banjo in 1896, which included several new construction features, including improved designs and strengthening for the hoops, body, and neck.

All aluminium construction

Beautifully embossed and inlaid with Mother of Pearl.

Stamped with S. Rose Company, Bombay.  Believed to have been exported for the British Raj

Very rare and unusual piece!

With original leather embossed case – though not useable

Price: £1200.00