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Viola d'amore.

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.

  • Date:
    1782||Probably 1st half of 18th century
  • Maker:
    Hulinzky, Thomas
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Place of production:
    Prague/Czech Republic
  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:321.322-71
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.322-71
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:769