Antony Stephan Posch Kön:Hoff Lauthen Macher Vien Ao. 1729; also Antonius Stephanus Posch Königlicher Hof:Lauten Macher in Wienn Anno 1733 [both printed]
No. of Strings:
Harnoncourt, Nikolaus [heirs]
Harnoncourt 2017, pp. 40, 190-92; Harnoncourt n.d. (Kaiserhof); Harnoncourt 1965 (Bach St. John); etc.
Harnoncourt 2017, pp.190-92
Harnoncourt 1970 (Kaiserhof) no. 20; Harnoncourt 1965 (Bach St. John), no. 15; etc. (all front 7/8)
Harnoncourt 1970 (Kaiserhof); Harnoncourt 1965 (Bach St. John); etc.
Found by an art-restorer friend of Harnoncourt’s in a tower of a castle. All glue joints had failed, and ribs had become completely unbent, but all components still present, including tailpiece, bass bar, soundpost, etc. Evidently made while Posch was still working for his father; second label added once he had received his own court appointment. Restored by Josef Krenn, Vienna, 1955. (Cf. the 5-string “Contrebasse attribuée à Anthony Posche, Vienna, 1733. Vienna, coll. Knava” illustrated in Moens 1996, p. 29.)