DHV:
258
Tourin ID:
EIS 10

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Tölz

Maker:

Andreas

Jais

Date:

1733

Andreas Jais Lauden / macher in Tolz. Ao. 1733 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Current Location:

D, Eisenach

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Bach-Haus

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

46 (formerly 34)

Head:

Cupid

Previous Owner:

Aloys Obrist, Weimar -1910

Measurements:

Body Length:

38

String Length:

Rib Depth:

4.5

Upper Width:

19

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

23.5

Information Source:

PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Heyde 1976, p.85; Breidert & Freyse 1964, p. 31

Originally a viola d’amore, now a 6-string viola; neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, bridge and pegs not original. Open pegbox, blindfolded cupid head; rosette now closed. (Breidert & Greyse: sechssaitige Viola, ehemalige Viola d’amore; Heyde 1976: Bratschierte Viola d’amore ... ohne Resonanzsaiten.)