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Treble viol

back: flat, one piece of medium flame sycamore, with flame sloping left to right; bend at shoulder not quite perpendicular to axis of instrument. Belly: of 2 pieces of pine, fairly high arched with groove along waist; soundholes as 'flaming sword' (80 long); ribs: of handsome wood, with faint flame, angled contrary in the waist. Head: for 4 pegs; varnish of golden brown spirit, in good condition. No sign of a hook-bar, but only a narrow strip let in. Length 640, back 380, width 182/128/229; depth 50/39; strings 350

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  • Period:mid 19th century
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  • Inscriptions:label: Johann Andreas Dörffel, Lauten und Violinmacher in Klingenthal, Ao. 1754 (in Gothic letters)
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  • Repository:Royal Northern College of Music