DHV:
947
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Leipzig

Johann Christian

Hoffmann

Date:

Label Text:

Joh. Christian Hoffmann / König. Poln. und Churf. / Sächs. Hoff Instrument und / Lautenmacher in Leipzig. [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Nuremberg

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Günther Hellwig, Lübeck, -1980s

Measurements:

Body Length:

71.0

String Length:

Rib Depth:

13.0

Upper Width:

30.7

Middle Width:

23.1

Bottom Width:

39.1

Information

Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 370-71; Martius to TGM, 10/06; Leonard & Martius 1990

Literature:

Martius 2015, pp. 370-71; Schimmelpfennig 1992 (Schenck)

Photographs:

Martius 2015, pp. 182 (top block), 370-71 (F+B, inside of back, label [color]); Schimmelpfennig 1992 (Schenck) (front)

Recordings:

Freiheit 2009 (Schaffrath); Schimmelpfennig 1992 (Schenck)

Auctions:

Comments:

Martius JCH 37. Table with wide grain, single purfling plus ebony edging, medium arching with slight recurve. Back with very wide soundpost plate; wide corner blocks. When acquired from G. Hellwig in 1980s had no neck or head, though with remains of a cello neck at button; unclear if top block is original. Interior details suggest a rebuild in S. Germany or Vienna. Dendrochronology (by Peter Klein) gives date of 1723 for youngest growth ring on table. Restored as a (7-string) viol by Reinhard Fischer in 1986. Back widths 39.3/22.8/30.7