Violin Case

Production date
1768-1809
Country
Austria

Object detail

Description
Timber violin case (not the original case for the violin) with patterned paper and fabric lining. Evidence of insect damage on interior of case. Two metal slide hooks secure the case. A metal handle is attached to the front side of the case. A metal name tag is secured to the lid of the case.The internal of the case is fitted with three compartments for storing musical accessories.
Classification
CH classification MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS String violin
Production date
1768-1809
Production place
Measurements
L766mm x W240mm x D137mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, metal, paper, leather
Signature/Marks
<FLEISCHMAN/IPSWICH Q'LAND>
History and use
This violin was played in an Austrian orchestra that toured Australia during the mid-1800's, and was later played by A.G. Fleischmann in the Ipswich Concert Society Orchestra in the 1930's. One of the most prominent solo, ensemble and orchestral instruments in Western art music, the violin as it is known today was developed in early 16th century Europe. It was and is widely used in art and folk genres throughout Europe and the Western world. It was also introduced and subsequently modified in parts of Asia and the Americas.

To play, the violin is held under the chin with the scroll pointing laterally outward from the body. The left hand stops the strings to define the pitches while the right hand activates the strings with a bow. The strings may also be plucked or hit with the bow-frame.
Registration number
H19448.2

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