Stainer Violin

Stainer Violin

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Description (Brief)
This violin was made by Jacob Stainer of Absam, Austria in 1661. The violin has a replacement scroll (not original to Stainer) and baroque configuration of the tailpiece, bridge, neck and fingerboard (the neck is not mortised into the top block). There are various old cracks and repairs, general signs of use that are all somewhat typical of instruments of this vintage exposed to performance use and general wear.
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Object Name
Date made
Associated Name
Stainer, Jacob
Stainer, Jacob
Place Made
Austria: Tyrol, Absam
overall: 35.4 cm x 20.2 cm; 13 15/16 in x 7 15/16 in
overall: 23 1/2 in x 8 in x 4 1/4 in; 59.69 cm x 20.32 cm x 10.795 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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