Viola d'amore.

Instrument

Viola d'amore

Instrument Family

Strings

Description

Technical description: Soundboard of spruce; back, ribs, neck and head of sycamore; fingerboard, tailpiece and tail-gut protector of ebony; pegs and endpin of rosewood. Soundboard jointed in centre, not bookmatched, the grain on the bass side is wider than the treble. Flame sound-holes. Ebony/sycamore/ebony purfling. Varnish has been worn away where the chin rests on the soundboard. Locating holes on the soundboard at the top (plugged) and bottom (unplugged). Arch over soundboard 22mm. Golden colour varnish. Two piece back, deep figure rising from the centre to the edges. Neck length 150; fingerboard length 254, width at nut 36.0, at bottom 52.5.

Notes

d.martin, 1993-94.

Measurements

780.

Provenance

Purchased by H.I. Brackenbury from Chanot, June 1926, for £12/0/0.; Government allocation to the University, 1991.

Collection

MIMEd; C.H. Brackenbury Memorial Collection

Accession Number

1011

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