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.

Maker

unknown maker

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

Subject and Association Keywords

music

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

instrument

Object number

MT1996.145.3

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Comments
Johanna Steiner 15 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

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