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Zither; unknown maker; before 1860; MT1996.145.3

Zither; unknown maker; before 1860; MT1996.145.3
Name/Title
Zither
About this object
Zither; Alfred Quertier's chorded zither (commonly known as an autoharp). We understand that Alfred brought it with him to New Zealand in 1860.
Date Made
before 1860
Place Made
[?]
Medium and Materials
organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal
processed material, textile, felt

Inscription and Marks
labels attached depicting chords and notes
Measurements
h 80mm x w 300mm x l 510mm
large

Subject and Association Keywords
genealogy/personal and family names
music
Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.
Object Type
instrument
Object number
MT1996.145.3

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Johanna Steiner15 Jan 2015 21:14 PM,UTC
Hallo!

I have a pretty specific question about this instrument. My chances are low but do you have any clue how this instrument is tuned? My grandfather had one of those types but he died ten years ago and never told anyone how it is tuned exactly. I have a few recordings of austrian christmas songs with it but I could never tell the way it is tuned.

Best regards,
Johanna Steiner