Viola d'amore by BAZIN RENE, Lille, 1933
Viola d'amore by René BAZIN made in Lille (France) 1933.
The one piece flat back of curly maple with the blazon of the city of Lille (fleur de lis) in purfling, gloss paint and mother of pearl.
Ribs of similar wood.
The table of fine grain on the rigth part opening to the left, pierced by flame soundholes, gilded paint purfling.
Pegbox terminating in a scroll and neck in beech wood.
Six bowed strings, six sympathetic strings.
Twelve pegs in rosewood.
Touchpiece and tailpiece in mahogany, decorative purfling in boxwood and ebony.
Varnish of an orange colour.
Lille - 1933-34
Inside stamped: René BAZIN
Total length: 771 mm
Back length: 395 mm