DHV:
38
Tourin ID:
BARCEL 3

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Würzburg

Zacharias

Fischer

Date:

1763

Label Text:

Zacharias Fischer Hochfürstl. Lauten und Geigenmacher in Wirzburg 1763 [printed except 63, which are unclear]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

E

Barcelona

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Conservatori Municipal de Música

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

MDMB 696 (formerly 280)

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

39.2

String Length:

37

Rib Depth:

4.8

Upper Width:

19.4

Middle Width:

13.1

Bottom Width:

24.3

Information

Source:

Escalas 1992, p. 154; PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Escalas 1992, p. 154

Photographs:

On museum’s website, via MIMO (front [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Museum classifies as viola d’amore, noting transformation into a treble viol (perhaps in 1893); clear traces of 7 sympathetic strings. Flat back and unpointed corners but square shoulders. Repair labels: “Compuesto por Diego Sanchez Madrid 1893”; “Reparado en 1949 I. Fleta Barcelona” (bridge by him). Fingerboard original, tailpiece not. Tourin: arm viol. Danks 1976, p. 90, quoting a museum curator: “The instrument originally had 7 playing and 7 sympathetic strings, but has been converted at some time to an instrument of 6 playing strings without sympathetic strings.”