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Joseph Klimits, master viola ca. 1860 - top
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Viola, probably Vienna, Joseph Klimits
Viola, probably Vienna, Joseph Klimits
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Inventory No.: 687
Provenance: Vienna
Maker: Joseph Klimits
Length of back: 39.9 cm
Year: 1860 circa

Viola, probably Vienna, Joseph Klimits

An old 19th century viola sized 39,9 cm. The viola was likely made by Joseph Klimits in Vienna around 1860. It is is stamped JK above the saddle under the tailpiece and further stamped 50 above the end button. The varnish is a rich oil varnish of a deep red color, the varnish is beautifully craquelled. This old viola is a high quality instrument in perfect and completely undamaged condition. It has been set up by our luthier with a new bridge, soundpost and strings. This violas noble sound is dark and clear, but not particularly loud and somewhat thin. Suitable for home players and chamber music.

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