DHV:
1637
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Markneukirchen ?

Date:

17..

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

IL

Ranana

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Herzog, Myrna

Sound Holes:

(F)

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

35.7

String Length:

37.5

Rib Depth:

4.5

Upper Width:

18.2

Middle Width:

13.0

Bottom Width:

25.0

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 8/13

Literature:

Phillips 8/12/93, lot 245 [catalogue not in bibliography]

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from owner: FB+SS, head front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Phillips 1993/08/12, lot 245

Phillips: “four string instrument quinton style circa 1870”. Rounded shoulders; 1-piece arched back with (inked) purfling, also on table. Body restored 2006 by F. Lindeman (Amsterdam); neck, pegbox, and fittings by Amit Tieffenbrun (Israel), 2007. Per Lindeman (correspondence with owner, 5/06): definitely not originally a viola d’amore. Soundholes intended as Fs, but lower eyes would have come too close to edges, so truncated. Clear yellow varnish suggests Markneukirchen origin, 1H18C.