Ruedolph Höß Churfl. / Hof- Lautenmacher in München 1701 [printed except 1701, replacing crossed-out printed 16] / Mannu propria [handwritten]
No. of Strings:
Richard Eigelein, Freising, -1912
Wackernagel 1997, p. 264; PT visit 9/78
Wackernagel 1997, p. 264; Thomas 1978, p. 26
Wackernagel 1997, p. 264 (front); Layer 1978, p. 146, Abb. 44 (front 3/4)
Converted to cello. 2-piece table, triple purfling, low arching, oval rosette surrounded by ebony and mother of pearl border, under end of fingerboard. 2-piece back, purfling along joint as well as perimeter. Ribs of palisander (rosewood). No corner blocks; 2 crossbars each in upper and lower bouts (not original). Dendrochronology shows both halves of table from same log, whose rings stop at 1672, supporting date on label, though no proof it is original to this instrument.