No. of Strings:
In family of present owner since 1930s; Mauritz Frank (cellist of Ammer Quartet)
Martius 2015, pp. 342-43; Topham 1993, pp. 960-61; Leonard & Martius 1990
Martius 2015, pp. 342-43; Topham 1993, pp. 960-61
Martius 2015, pp. 342-43 (FB+S, top off, underside of table [color]); Harras & Stehrenberger 2004, front and back covers (F+B); Topham 1993, pp. 960-61 (F+B, head front 3/4 and back, rosette)
Martius MH 13. Leonard & Martius 1990: “Zuschreibung fraglich,” but by 5/06 Martius considered it authentic. Restored by John Topham, 1991-93. Topham 1993: neck, head, rosette, fingerboard and tailpiece are new; edges much restored; had many cracks with poor earlier repairs. New head and rosette copied from J.C. Hoffmann in Bachhaus, Eisenach. Martius 2015: Table with double purfling and replacement rosette (after MH 3); back with remains of painted purfling and 3 crossbars in addition to soundpost plate; bottom block not original. Originally had a through-neck, of which only the foot remains. Attribution based on great similarity to MH 2 and 3, both dated 1688. String length 63-64, not original.