DHV:
1365
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Date:

16..

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

Basel

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Jan Crafoord, Tullinge, Sweden, c. 1955-c. 2010

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.2

String Length:

69.5

Rib Depth:

14.3

Upper Width:

32.5

Middle Width:

23.5

Bottom Width:

39.5

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 3/13; J. Crafoord to TGM, 4/03

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from owner, 1/19: F+B, head 3/4 (color); 3/13: F+S, back body only, front 3/4, bass C-hole, details showing added wood on shoulders of table (color)]

Recordings:

Eketorp 2016 (Cellini Consort)

Auctions:

Comments:

Neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece by Baumgartner, Basel, c. 1955, shortly after purchase by Crafoord (rather narrow--based on a Sprenger viol). 2-piece table (narrow grain, medium arching) with single purfling, 2-piece back with none. Male head has Tyrolean hat; Crafoord calls it “ugly”. Also, “Sometime wood has been added to the table which could perhaps indicate that it has had 7 strings.” Origin said to be northern France. Eketorp: dendrochronology test gives date of 1696 for youngest growth ring on table; table made of one central piece (carved, not bent) plus four wings (not bent), wood probably from S. German/N. Alpine region.