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Viola d'Amore

Viola d'amore, with six playing strings and seven sympathetic strings, fingerboard and tailpiece of ebony, pegs of light-coloured wood, fretwork rosette, scroll carved into a human head.

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  • Maker:
    Carlo Antonio Testore
  • Collection:
    Bate Collection, Oxford
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  • Place of production:
    Italy, Milan
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  • Materials:Wood;Plant;Ebony
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  • Inscriptions:Carlo Antonio Testore, figlio maggiore del su Carlo Giuseppe in Contrada Larga al segno dell'Aquila. 1736 [label inside]
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  • Repository:Bate Collection, Oxford
  • Measurements:Max L = 763 mm Max W = 212 mm