DHV:
1380
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Peter

Wamsley ?

Date:

1730 C

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Canterbury

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

38.9

String Length:

39.7

Rib Depth:

6.1

Upper Width:

18.3

Middle Width:

11.6

Bottom Width:

22.7

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/03

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, bottom rib (color)]

1-piece table with single purfling, 1-piece back with inked purfling (2 lines). Back cut more as slab than on quarter; formerly folded at bottom as well as at top, now with new, blond wood added to ribs. No back crossbars except soundpost plate. “Reconverted from viola / by D. M. Saunders / ALVA [Scotland] 1969”. Perhaps originally a viola d’amore without sympathetic strings? According to Ben Hebbert, very like Walmsley viola in Ashmolean, Oxford.