Viola da Gamba Society of America
Online Database of Historical Viols
Johann Christian Fleischer / In Hamburg Anno 16.. [handwritten]
No. of Strings:
Richard Chabit (Orphée Music), Paris, -2013
Owner, 2/13; J. Pringle 4/13
[Unpublished, from J. Pringle 4/13: F+S, F+B body only, head 3/4 and back, labels (color)]
3-piece table with very low arching and remains of painted purfling; double painted purfling on back. Fingerboard perhaps original, tailpiece and hookbar not (replaced by J. Pringle from tailgut). Tielke-style head with painted face (white), lips and necklace (red); pegbox and neck of one piece of wood; peg for top string closest to nut; pegs not original, but no bushing of holes. Corner blocks and bass bar plate probably original, other crossbars not. Dimensions from a tracing. Printed repair label “Repareret / Carl Warmuth / Musik & Instrumentetabl. / Christiania” [i.e., Oslo]. F. Hellwig to TGM, 4/13: soundholes shaped like Tielke’s, but body outline not; head resembles TieWV 17, but coarser work.