German Violin

Description (Brief)
This violin was made in Mittenwald, Germany around 1800. It shows evidence of extensive repairs and retouching of the varnish. This violin has a reproduction Sebastian Klotz label and is made of a two-piece table of two-piece spruce, two-piece back of maple with even medium-fine descending figure, ribs of similar maple, grafted maple neck terminated in the original maple pegbox and scroll, and an opaque reddish-brown varnish.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1790-1810
Place Made
Deutschland: Bayern, Mittenwald
Physical Description
spruce (table material)
maple (back material)
Measurements
overall: 23 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 59.69 cm x 20.955 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
MI.76.12
catalog number
76.12
accession number
322697
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Violins
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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