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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

RUS

St. Petersburg

Joseph Antony

Wachter

Date:

1793

Label Text:

Joseph Anthony Wachter / Lauten und Violinmacher / in St. Petersbourg / anno 1793 [handwritten on main brace]

Body Shape:

Festoon?

Current Location:

RUS

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

State Museum of Theatre and Music

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

876

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Blagodatov 1972, p. 92

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Converted to cello. Blagodatov 1972: ornate body, viol form [this usually means festoon]. Tourin: shape “unusual, sort of typical Bohemian.” Once had flame holes, now Fs. Gilt head. Once had sympathetic strings; always had tailgut.