DHV:
1380
Tourin ID:

1730 C

Treble ?

Peter

Wamsley ?

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Canterbury

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

[None]

Measurements:

String Length:

39.7

Total Length:

Body Length:

38.9

Upper Width:

18.3

Rib Depth:

6.1

Middle Width:

11.6

Bottom Width:

22.7

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/03

Literature:

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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.