DHV:
118
Tourin ID:
BERB 17

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

A

Absam

Jacob

Stainer

Date:

1665

Label Text:

Jacobus Stainer in Absam / prope OEnipontum. 1665 [printed except 5]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Berlin

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

244

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Joseph Joachim, Berlin, -1888

Measurements:

Body Length:

71.3

String Length:

66.8?

Rib Depth:

13.4

Upper Width:

31.7

Middle Width:

22.5

Bottom Width:

41.2

Information

Source:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 119

Literature:

Muthesius 2005, p. 170; Otterstedt 2004, p. 121; Herzog 2003, D-9; Hopfner & Seipel 2003, p. 170; Senn & Roy 1986, p. 216 (A99); Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 119; Sachs 1922, col. 119

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front 7/8 [color]); Muthesius 2019, pp. 6–7 (F+B body only; top block); Moens 1996, p. 26 (with table removed, underside of table); Berlin 1988, p. 231 (old & new heads); Senn & Roy 1986, pp. 400-05 (F 3/4, B+S with old neck and head, F-holes, shoulder detail); Lütgendorff 1922, 1:161 (front 3/4); [by TGM 11/10, on display: front 3/4 (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Stolen 1945, returned 1951. Back and ribs of bird’s-eye maple. Senn & Roy dimensions (on back?): 71.4, 31.0/22.3/40.6, 13.4. New neck, pegbox, and scroll by Ingo Muthesius, 1982, after Harnoncourt’s 1667 Stainer; photo of old and new in Berlin 1988. (Otto & Adelmann 1975: neck and head not original, probably 19th C, too short, narrow, and thick. Old head described by Senn & Roy as a putto and probably 19th-century work; by Berlin 1988 as a neo-baroque angel head.) Hopfner & Seipel 2003: youngest year-ring on table dated 1624; both halves from same tree. Muthesius 2005: very similar to Harnoncourt’s Stainer, with identical wood; had a cello neck and non-original angel head.