DHV:
261
Tourin ID:
EIS 13

1725 C

Treble ?

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

A,

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Eisenach

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Bach-Haus

Head:

Child

Catalog Number:

49 (formerly 31)

Label Text:

Measurements:

Body Length:

40.2

String Length:

36.1

Rib Depth:

5.6

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

19.6

13.1

24.4

Previous Owner:

Aloys Obrist, Weimar -1910

Information Source:

Heyde 1976, p. 86; PT visit 10/78

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Comments:

Heyde 1976, p. 86; Breidert & Freyse 1964, p. 28

[line drawing in catalogue 3rd ed. 1939, omitted from 4th ed. 1964]

Heyde 1976: “Bratschierte Viola d’amore”; body Austrian (Salzburg or Vienna), c. 1720/30; similar to Partl and Weiss. 1-piece back with fold. Only body original; converted to a 5-string viola probably in 1809; repair label “J. Mathias Knilling / in Mittenwald anno 1809” [handwritten]. Rosette; head not original (“Ergänzung”). Open pegbox, rosette. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Dimensions from 1939/1964 catalogues: 40, 19.5/-/24.5, 6,-.