Johannes Udalricus Elberle ... Pragensis me fecit 1729 [printed except 29]
No. of Strings:
Royal Ontario Museum
Purchased from Monica Oliver, 1973; provenance from the estate of violinist Herman Brücklmeier
Museum to TGM, 2/07; Young 1980, p. 116
Young 1980, p. 116
Young 1980, p. 116 (front); [unpublished, from museum: back]
1-piece table, 1-piece back, both with single purfling. Bass bar probably original, also varnish. Neck, fingerboard, nut, bridge, tailpiece, pegs, and head not original; ribs cut down for conversion to a viola, eliminating fold in back. (Style of alterations suggests early 19th century work.) Apparently the earliest known instrument by this maker; text of label and spelling of first name non-standard, but instrument itself confirms his authorship.