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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

NL

Amsterdam

Pieter

Rombouts

Date:

1724

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Vázquez, José [heirs]

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

166

Head:

Devil

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Susanne Bosshard, Winterthur; Harro Schmidt, Hamburg

Measurements:

Body Length:

65.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

13.5

Upper Width:

31

Middle Width:

22.5

Bottom Width:

36

Information Source:

L. Piccini to TGM, 3/21; Vázquez to TGM, 3/19

Literature:

Photographs:

Vázquez website (F+B body only, head 3/4, bass C-hole [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Whalebone purfling. Head not original. Dimensions from L. Piccini; back widths 30/22/36.