DHV:
258
Tourin ID:
EIS 10

1733

Treble ?

Andreas

Jais

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Tölz

Body Shape:

Current Location:

D, Eisenach

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Bach-Haus

Head:

Cupid

Catalog Number:

46 (formerly 34)

Label Text:

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

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

67

Body Length:

38

Upper Width:

19

Rib Depth:

4.5

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

23.5

Previous Owner:

Aloys Obrist, Weimar -1910

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.)