Viola d'amore.

Instrument

Viola d'amore

Instrument Family

Strings

Maker

Thomas Hulinzky

Place Made

Prague; Europe; Czech Republic; Central Europe

Date Made

1782; Probably 1st half of 18th century

Description

Technical description: Very thickly applied reddish brown varnish, cracked on the soundboard and head. Soundboard of spruce. Flame sound-holes. Beard marks on either side of the tailpiece. ebony/sycamore/ebony purfling around the edges of soundboard. Rosewood or ebony edging piece to protect the soundboard edge wood. 2 piece back, separate ribs for either side of lower bout. Sycamore back and ribs with medium figure, figure on back close to the horizontal but descends from the centre. Fingerboard, nut and tailpiece of ebony; neck and head of sycamore. Neck 151 long; fingerboard 246 long, 37.2 wide at nut, 55.4 wide at bottom. Interior soundpost plate width c50; fold plate width c20. Pegs of boxwood with ebony dots. Soundpost in position.

Notes

d.martin, 27.10.93, 1994.

Measurements

769.

Provenance

Sold by J. & R. Glen to the Royal Scottish Museum in 1908.; loaned by National Museums of Scotland, No1908.261.

Collection

MIMEd; Glen Collection

Accession Number

3382