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Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Tölz

Johannes

Jais

Date:

1767

Label Text:

Johannes Jaiss / Lautenmacher in / Tolz 1767

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

RUS

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

State Museum of Theatre and Music

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

1043

Head:

Cupid

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

36.7

String Length:

34.4?

Rib Depth:

5.5

Upper Width:

17.4

Middle Width:

12.0

Bottom Width:

22.0

Information Source:

PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Blagodatov 1972, p. 90

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from museum: FB+S]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Repair label: “Repariert Georg Tiefenbrunner in Munchen Peterplatz No. 28/1”. Back and ribs are black. Neck, pegbox, and head probably not original. Tourin: probably an arm viol. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. (Date may be wrongly read: per Focht, Jais died in 1765.)