DHV:
799
Tourin ID:
STE 2

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Ann Arbor, MI

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Stearns Collection, University of Mich.

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

1314

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

65.8

String Length:

67

Rib Depth:

14.5

Upper Width:

29.6

Middle Width:

22.1

Bottom Width:

36.5

Information

Source:

Smith 1977, pp. 703-4

Literature:

Smith 1977, pp. 703-4; Stanley 1918, p.194

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, head FB+S, bottom rib, rosette, etc. [color]); Smith 1977, pp. 705-7 (FB+S, head 3/4)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Smith 1977: Poor quality instrument. Rib depth may include table and back thickness. Repair labels: “J. Mahlke, Geigenmacher Berlin. reparirt 1898” [printed except 1898]; “Repaired by Anton Guerene, 1948” [name printed, rest written in pencil on left lower bout]. Double purfling on front, none on back; neck angled back sharply; tail gut. Monical 1979 report: “The table is probably by Rombouts. The instrument is in poor condition....” Website: “There are chisel marks on the table, glue and varnish have not been cleaned off inside, the purfling is heavy and thick, and there are file marks on the neck.”