Label: Joannes Jais me fecit / Bulsani in Tyroli 1776
Source: Kagan & Gaines, Chicago
Like Mathias Albanus, Johann Jais (1752-1781) worked in Bozen, a Tyrolean town on the southern slopes of the Alps in present-day Italy. His work shows many of the characteristics of the Tyrolean School, which at this point was also very much under the influence of the Italians. Typical for this school is the very carefull selection of the woods: beautiful hazel spruce for the belly and bird's eye maple for the back and ribs.
Wie Mathias Albanus arbeitete Johann Jais (1752-1781) in Bozen. Sein Schaffen weist viele Charakteristiken der Tiroler Schule auf, die zu diesem Zeitpunkt auch den Einfluß der Italiener nicht leugnen kann. Typisch für diese Schule ist auch die sorgfältige Wahl des Klangholzes: Haselfichte für die Decke, Vogelaugenahorn für den Boden.
This Johann Jais violin has found an admirer and a wonderfully gifted playing partner in the person of Jivka Kaltcheva, a young Bulgrian virtuoso now living in Belgium and performing with many different ensembles all over Europe: she has exclusive use of the instrument. Jivka is married to the Belgian harpsichordist, David van Bouwel, who has already performed with Orpheon on several projects.
Body length 363 mm Upper width 171 mm Middle width 108 mm Lower width 205 mm Rib height 30 mm String length 333 mm