DHV:
259
Tourin ID:
EIS 11

1740 C

Treble ?

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

D,

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Eisenach

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Bach-Haus

Head:

Cupid

Catalog Number:

47 (formerly 30)

Label Text:

Measurements:

Body Length:

35

String Length:

Rib Depth:

3.8

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

17

22

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. 28

[line drawing in Breidert & Freyse 1964, p. 30, and 1939, p. ??]

Originally a viola d’amore, converted c. 1800 to a 5-string viola. Neck and pegbox not original. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Breidert & Freyse 1964: Fünfsaitige Viola (Diskant-Viola-da-gamba), probably S. German; blindfolded carved head; Heyde 1976: Bratschierte Viola d’amore; only body and carved head original; back may not belong to rest; ribs shortened and back fold eliminated; tailpiece probably c. 1900. Line drawing identified in 1939 ed. of catalogue but not in 1964 ed.