DHV:
1008
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Date:

1730 ?

Johann ... laut[en] / [und] Geigenmacher in / ...en [anno] 17.0-

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

Brussels

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

0484

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Auguste Tolbecque, -1879

Measurements:

Body Length:

43.0

String Length:

40.3

Rib Depth:

6.4

Upper Width:

20.1

Middle Width:

13.4

Bottom Width:

26.4

Information Source:

Museum data sheet 6/19; Mahillon 2/1893, 1:467

Literature:

Mahillon 2/1893, 1:467

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color]; front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Mahillon: viole (with no further size identification); museum’s website: treble viol; both: German. Website: “a viola with elements from the gamba and viola d'amore construction ... probably dates from around 1850 or later.” Flat back with fold with painted purfling; table with real purfling; narrow, round-profile neck with “massive wedge shaped fingerboard [and] cello-style pegbox; tailpiece decorated with plant motif in black veneer on white background. “The date is uncertain. One can read both 1720 and 1730. Several elements, however, indicate a nineteenth century origin: the flame-shaped sound holes, the type of varnish, the number of holes for tuning keys and the shape of the pegbox and neck.”