Viola d'amore with seven bowed strings and seven sympathetic strings; viol outline. Front fine-grained, highly-arched, with flame-shaped soundholes; a small soundhole below end of fingerboard with inserted pierced rosette of bone or ivory. Tailpiece ?later; ornament missing. Ribs and two-piece flat back of bold curl with double purfling along centre joint. Double purfling throughout treated as an edge-banding; it also outlines the neck/body joint. Slightly opaque reddish varnish. Back is convex lengthways as well as having a fold and sloping towards the neck. Pegbox with finial of male head wearing crested helmet.
Eberle, Johannes Ulrich [Person]
Royal College of Music Museum
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- Measurements:Length: 767mm. Width: 242mm.
- View the original record:http://museumcollections.rcm.ac.uk/collection/Details/collect/1142