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German Violin

German Violin

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Description (Brief)
This violin was made in Klingenthal, Germany around 1900. It is an inexpensive commercial instrument built without corner blocks and linings. The neck and top block are of beech in one piece. The violin was used as a shop-sign by the previous owner, which accounts for the weathered condition of the varnish and poor state of preservation of the instrument overall. This violin is made of a two-piece table of spruce, one-piece back of plain beech, cut on the slab, ribs of similar beech cut on 45°, beech neck, pegbox and scroll, and semi-opaque reddish-brown varnish.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
violin
Date made
1898-1902
Place Made
Germany: Saxony, Klingenthal
Physical Description
spruce (table material)
beech (back material)
Measurements
overall: 23 3/4 in x 8 in x 2 1/8 in; 60.325 cm x 20.32 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
1981.0530.08
catalog number
1981.0530.08
accession number
1981.0530
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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