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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Tenor

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Naples

Vincenzo

Postiglione

Date:

1891

Label Text:

Per ordine di S. E. il Sigr. Duca del Balzo / Vincentius Postiglione / me fecit Neapoli 1891

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée d’art et d’histoire

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

IM 14

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -1969

Measurements:

Body Length:

52.0

String Length:

49.3

Rib Depth:

6.8

Upper Width:

23.7

Middle Width:

16.2

Bottom Width:

29.8

Information Source:

J. Deferne to TGM, 2/10; PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Museum checklist (F [color]); [unpublished, from J. Deferne 2/10: front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Arched back; F-holes lack upper eyes; overhanging edges. Short fingerboard, short tailpiece with slanted upper edge. Museum checklist: manche de violoncelle transformé.