Viola d’amore by Jean Baptiste Deshayes Salomon
Paris, ca 1740
Catalog 50. Viola d’amore – Jean Baptiste Deshayes Salomon – Paris, um 1740
This viola d’amore by one of the finest Parisian luthiers has seven playing and seven sympathetic strings. These last are accessible to the bow, but simply resonate freely when the upper strings are bowed, yielding a magical, endearing, otherworldly sound, which gave the instrument its name: the love-viola.
Our instrument, which was purchased at Sotheby’s London, is in perfect and impeccable original condition, even with the original peg.
|Body length||395 mm|
|Middle width||125 mm|
|Lower width||242 mm|
|Rib height||53 mm|
|String length||367 mm|