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Violin, Saxony, ca. 1820-1840

NMM 5721.  Violin, Saxony, ca. 1820-1840. NMM 5721.  Violin, Saxony, ca. 1820-1840. NMM 5721.  Violin, Saxony, ca. 1820-1840.

NMM 5721. Violin, Saxony, ca. 1820-1840. Ex coll.: Judge E. G. Smith, Yankton, South Dakota. Gift of Elizabeth Davidson Orr, Naples, Florida, 1993.



Soundholes


Soundholes

Technical Information

Printed paper label with visibly lined texture, the last two digits of year written in black ink:  Petrus Joannes Mantegatia fecit  Me, / diolani in Via S. Margaritę 1785.
Top:  one-piece, quarter-cut spruce,  fine grain.
Back:  one-piece, quarter-cut maple with faint, medium curl, ascending slightly from treble to bass;  lower bass flank is an original, separate piece of maple;  maple dowel through back into bottom block, just inside of purfling.
Ribs:  quarter-cut maple with faint, medium curl; ribs corners chamfered.
Head:  plain maple;  grafted neck.
Varnish:  dark orange over brown ground.
F-holes:  slightly undercut.
Linings:  spruce.
Corner blocks:  spruce.
 


Pegbox and Scroll


Front of pegbox Back of pegbox

Bass side of pegbox Treble side of pegbox



Measurements

Back length:  356 mm.
  Upper bout width:  164 mm.
  Center bout width:  107 mm.
  Lower bout width:  200 mm.
  Rib height:  30-31 mm.
  Stop length:  200 mm.
  Vibrating string length:  336 mm.

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