DHV:
951
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Klingenthal

Maker:

Johann Andreas

Dörffel

Date:

1754

Johann Andreas Dörffel, Lauten / und Violinmacher in Klingenthal, Ao. 1754 [printed except 54]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Manchester

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Royal Northern College of Music

No. of Strings:

(4)

Catalog Number:

V5

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Josiah T. Chapman, Manchester, -1907; James G. Chapman, Manchester, -1942

Measurements:

Body Length:

38

String Length:

35

Rib Depth:

5

Upper Width:

18.2

Middle Width:

12.8

Bottom Width:

22.9

Information Source:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 125; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90

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Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 125; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90

Waterhouse 2010, p. 125 (F+B [color]); [by TGM: FB+S (color)]

(Presumably 2nd of 2 anon. trebles noted by Bevan.) Waterhouse 1998/2010: “Fantasy violin/viol instrument, ?Germany, mid 19c ... with proportions larger than that of treble [viol] ...; with projecting corners as in violin but sloping shoulders and flush ribs as in viol.” Dimensions are from back: flat, 1-piece, with fold not quite perpendicular to axis; table 2-piece with rosette, fairly high arching; ribs shallow (rib height probably includes thickness of table and back); head, neck, pegs modern; bridge by Hills. Varnish worn as if from playing on shoulder. 1980 repairs by Marcus Bennett, Lancaster. TGM: single purfling on front, inked on back; bridge not seen; table length 37.6. Likely originally a viola d’amore, and by Dörffel as labeled: cf. photo of Leipzig 837 (6+6).