DHV:
1637
Tourin ID:

17..

Treble

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Markneukirchen ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

IL, Raanana

Sound Holes:

F ?

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Lion

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Measurements:

String Length:

37.5

Total Length:

Body Length:

35.7

Upper Width:

18.2

Rib Depth:

4.5

Middle Width:

13

Bottom Width:

25

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 8/13

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

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[Unpublished, from owner: FB+SS, head front (color)]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.