DHV:
862
Tourin ID:
TOKYO 2

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Füssen

Johann Stephan

Maldoner ?

Date:

1702 ?

Label Text:

Joannes Stephanus Maldoner / fecit Fußen, 1702 [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

J

Tokyo

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Ueno Gakuen College

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Fritz Wildhagen

Measurements:

Body Length:

34.4

String Length:

39.6

Rib Depth:

8.1

Upper Width:

17.1

Middle Width:

12.0

Bottom Width:

20.0

Information

Source:

JVdGSA 23 (1986): 27

Literature:

JVdGSA 23 (1986): 27; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:312

Photographs:

JVdGSA 23 (1986): 33-5 (FB+S, head FB+S)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

2-piece table, 2-piece back. Peg nearest nut is for top rather than bottom string. Bass bar and 3 back braces restored in Japan, 1977. Fingerboard unusually wide for a treble, and string length much longer than body. Authorship questionable, because Maldoner lived 1739-1809, and by his adulthood few if any viols would have been made.