DHV:
1468
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

A

Vienna

Michael

Heim

Date:

1695

Label Text:

Michael Haimb / Burgerlicher lauten / macher zu Wien / 1695 (handwritten; very hard to read)

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Wolfgang Gamerith, -c. 2000; “from a Hungarian gypsy” perhaps 30 years earlier

Measurements:

Body Length:

65.9

String Length:

66.3

Rib Depth:

12.2

Upper Width:

29.8

Middle Width:

21.8

Bottom Width:

37.0

Information

Source:

TGM visit 12/06

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Rosette with unusual tulip design; table arching now somewhat uneven, rising faster on treble side. No purfling on back, single on front; old rectangular patch on bass-side center bout. Lion head not original. No back braces except soundpost plate; parchment lining to back center joint; empty nail holes in top block. Restored by Walter Schmidt for current owner (new neck including added length to ribs on shoulders), who has also made a copy; two previous restorations for W. Gamerith (came to him with an old cello neck, now lost). Has been documented by Klaus Martius.