Martin Hoffmann / in Leipzig, 1687 [printed except 7]
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Kunstmuseum Den Haag (formerly Gemeentemuseum)
Martius 2015, pp. 328-29; G Liedmeier to TGM, 6/01
Martius 2015, pp. 328-29
Martius 2015, pp. 176 (underside of table [color]), 328-29 (FB+S, top off, underside of table, label [color]); [unpublished, in museum database printout: F (color)]
Martius MH 1. Table with double purfling, multi-level rosette, and integral short bass bar; back with ink purfling and 3 crossbars in addition to soundpost plate; through neck; very small corner blocks. Neck not original; grafted pegbox is carved on back and sides. Earliest known instrument by this maker; interior in very original condition. Back widths 34.3/19.9/27.7. Drawing by G. Liedmeier and 2007 restoration report at museum. Liedmeier: rosette, very narrow C-holes, generous fluting at edges; black fingerboard (does not cover rosette) and tailpiece; measurements 61.2, 27.3/19.9/34.0, 12.3, - (length and widths taken on back, upper at corners).