DHV:
924
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Düsseldorf

Mathias & Augustinus

Kaiser

Date:

1700 C

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Edinburgh

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

University of Edinburgh

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

2878

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

[Purchased 1988]

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.0

String Length:

66.5

Rib Depth:

12.4

Upper Width:

30.0

Middle Width:

20.7

Bottom Width:

38.4

Information

Source:

Myers 1995, pp. 38-39; AMIS Newsletter 22/1 (2/93), p. 11; Myers 1989, p. 21; Emery 1982, p. 4

Literature:

Topham 2003, p. 142; Myers 1995, pp. 38-39; AMIS Newsletter 22/1 (2/93), p. 11; Myers 1989, p. 21; Emery 1982, p. 4; ; Sotheby’s 5/22/80, lot 375

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front [color]); Myers 1990, p. 60 (F+B); Sotheby’s 5/22/80, lot 375 (F+B)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1980/05/22, lot 375

Chevron stripe pattern on back of neck and pegbox. Back (2-piece plus 4 wings) and ribs of cypress; neck, head, fingerboard, and tailpiece of walnut not original (by Andrew Dipper); these plus table and back are edged with ivory, ebony, and fruitwood; rosette (oval, wood and parchment); body measurements taken on back. Maker not named by Sotheby’s: “...the head of mahogany inlaid with ivory and ebony in a chevron design, the pegbox terminating in a simple curved finial....” Table unpurfled but edged in ivory, mahogany, and ebony; oval rosette. Length of back 69.2. Topham 2003: youngest growth ring is 1688 on bass side, 1692 on treble, probably from same tree.