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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

CZ

Date:

17..

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

39.3

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

Sotheby’s 5/15/81, lot 134

Literature:

Sotheby’s 5/15/81, lot 134

Photographs:

Sotheby’s 5/15/81, lot 134 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1981/05/15, lot 134

“A Bohemian viola d’amore converted into a treble viol”. Restorer’s label: Conrad Nägeli, Constanz 1814. Pegbox later: 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Shown with octave fret, just past neck heel, i.e. long neck. Length of back 39.3 cm.