DHV:
749
Tourin ID:
ROBB 1

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Berlin

Jacob

Meinertzen

Date:

1710

Label Text:

Jacob Meinertzen / Konigl. Hoff, Violde gam / und Lautenmacher in Berlin, 1710 [printed except 10]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

Ghent

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Mrs. H. Murray Robb, Fergus, Ontario (d. 1994); Rosenthal (dealer), New York, 1935-1963; Fritz Wildhagen

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.3

String Length:

61.0

Rib Depth:

13.3

Upper Width:

30.5

Middle Width:

22.9

Bottom Width:

37.5

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 11/18; Robb to Tourin 11/76; Robb to G. Lyman 1/64

Literature:

JVdGSA 5 (1968): 74-76; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:328?

Photographs:

JVdGSA 5 (1968): 75-76 (FB+S, head side); [unpublished, from owner 10/18: F+B, F+B body only, bass C-hole, table grain (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Robb’s (shown above) and JVdGSA dimensions both converted from inches; latter differ slightly (67.95, 30.8/-/38.1, 13.3, 60.1). After restoration for current owner, string length is 67.5. Arched back and ribs of bird’s-eye maple; ivory binding on table and back; fingerboard made for Robb was wider than neck. Restored by François Bodart for current owner (new neck, pegbox, head, fingerboard and tailpiece with wide white perimeter edging, etc.); double purfling on table in addition to ivory edging. Perhaps the same instrument mentioned by Lütgendorff 1922 (2:328) as being then in the collection of Fritz Wildhagen: label text including date matches, also presence of ivory edging and arched back.