DHV:
972
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

LeipzigLeipzig

Martin

Hoffmann

Date:

1700 C

Label Text:

Paulus Alleci fecit / Monacho Anno 1722 [printed except 22]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

Geneva

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Musée d’art et d’histoire

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

9340

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Camille Gallopin, -1908

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.8

String Length:

70.0

Rib Depth:

13.0

Upper Width:

33.4

Middle Width:

24.5

Bottom Width:

40.3

Information

Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 420-21; K. Martius to TGM, 2/14; T. Drescher to TGM, 8/01

Literature:

Martius 2015, pp. 420-21; Drescher 1990, p. 7; Bachmann-Geiser 1985, p. 4

Photographs:

Martius 2015, pp. 420-21 (F+B, rosette, neck heel [color]); museum checklist (F [color]);[unpublished, from K. Martius, 2/14: FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Martius 2015: table with narrow single purfling and high arching without recurve; soundholes, rosette, and interior construction suggest body is by Martin Hoffmann, with later conversion to 7 strings in French style; all fittings 20th-C. (including ebony fingerboard and tailpiece), with neck attached to remains of original through-neck. Back widths 32.0/21.9/39.7. Drescher 1990: Definitely not by Alletsee (label is fake). Rosette in table has 4 levels. Pegbox has carved back (lyre and woodwinds) and sides (foliage); appearance suggests French style, but done in 19C. Fingerboard and tailpiece new, of massive ebony. Two crossbars above and one below soundpost plate. Body in bad condition. Dimensions 68.0, 31.9/22.9/39.6, 13.0, 70.0. (Museum dimensions 71.2, 32/23/40, 13, -.