DHV:
1233
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

A

Linz

Johann

Seelos

Date:

1691

Label Text:

Johann Seeloß in Linz 1691

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Vázquez, José [heirs]

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

106

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

71.9

String Length:

70.2

Rib Depth:

13.0

Upper Width:

30.9

Middle Width:

22.0

Bottom Width:

40.5

Information

Source:

Vázquez website; Sotheby’s 11/4/98, lot 153

Literature:

Montagu 1999, p. 165; Sotheby’s 11/4/98, lot 153

Photographs:

Vázquez website (front 3/4, F+B body only [color]); Sotheby’s 11/4/98, lot 153 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1998/11/04, lot 153

Back is two-piece with medium curl ascending from the joint; ribs similar; table of fine even grain; varnish golden-brown. C-holes very thin, and not perfectly symmetrical (left is more upright and positioned higher). Dendrochronological testing by Peter Klein shows youngest year-ring on table dates from 1668; both halves come from the same tree. Sotheby’s body length of 72.1 probably taken on the back; string length was then 68.9.