D, Markneukirchen ?
No. of Strings:
Owner to TGM, 8/13
Phillips 8/12/93, lot 245 [catalogue not in bibliography]
[Unpublished, from owner: FB+SS, head front (color)]
Phillips 1993/08/12, lot 245
Phillips: “four string instrument quinton style circa 1870”. Rounded shoulders; 1-piece arched back with (inked) purfling, also on table. Body restored 2006 by F. Lindeman (Amsterdam); neck, pegbox, and fittings by Amit Tieffenbrun (Israel), 2007. Per Lindeman (correspondence with owner, 5/06): definitely not originally a viola d’amore. Soundholes intended as Fs, but lower eyes would have come too close to edges, so truncated. Clear yellow varnish suggests Markneukirchen origin, 1H18C.