No. of Strings:
Alfred Lessing, Düsseldorf, - c. 1986
Owner to TGM, 6/14; owner to M. Herzog to TGM, 2/05
Hickethier 1995 (Purcell) (front [color]); [unpublished, from owner 6/14: front 7/8, head back (color)]
Braumann 2002 (Jenkins); Braumann 1998 (Byrd & Gibbons); Hickethier 1995 (Purcell); Hickethier 1994 (Purcell et al.)
Pointed body corners but sloping shoulders; table and 3-piece back overhang striped ribs. Owner says much rebuilt; evidently from Switzerland, the Black Forest region, or Alsace (and/or “allgäuer”, “alemannische” or “sächsische”), c. 1680. Owner: “There are some dots on the [back of the] pegbox, which are known from other instruments too, but there is no name connected with them.” Converted to 7 strings (with tailgut) for current owner by Guust Francois, Amsterdam.