Jacob Meinertzen / Konigl. Hoff, Violde gam / und Lautenmacher in Berlin, 1710 [printed except 10]
No. of Strings:
Mrs. H. Murray Robb, Fergus, Ontario (d. 1994); Rosenthal (dealer), New York, 1935-1963; Fritz Wildhagen
Owner to TGM, 11/18; Robb to Tourin 11/76; Robb to G. Lyman 1/64
JVdGSA 5 (1968): 74-76; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:328?
JVdGSA 5 (1968): 75-76 (FB+S, head side); [unpublished, from owner 10/18: F+B, F+B body only, bass C-hole, table grain (color)]
Robb’s (shown above) and JVdGSA dimensions both converted from inches; latter differ slightly (67.95, 30.8/-/38.1, 13.3, 60.1). After restoration for current owner, string length is 67.5. Arched back and ribs of bird’s-eye maple; ivory binding on table and back; fingerboard made for Robb was wider than neck. Restored by François Bodart for current owner (new neck, pegbox, head, fingerboard and tailpiece with wide white perimeter edging, etc.); double purfling on table in addition to ivory edging. Perhaps the same instrument mentioned by Lütgendorff 1922 (2:328) as being then in the collection of Fritz Wildhagen: label text including date matches, also presence of ivory edging and arched back.