DHV:
1064
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

NL

Amsterdam

Pieter

Rombouts

Date:

1723

Label Text:

Pieter Rombouts / Amsterdam 17xx [printed except last two digits, now unclear but plausibly 23--or maybe 13, 18, or 28]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Anonymous

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Paul Sacher (purchased in 1938 for use by Gertraud Flügel); W.E. Hill & Sons, London

Measurements:

Body Length:

64.8

String Length:

67.4

Rib Depth:

12.8

Upper Width:

29.9

Middle Width:

22.2

Bottom Width:

36.9

Information

Source:

K. Menzel to TGM, 5/13; T. Drescher to TGM, 8/01; Archiv ARC 3007 (Purcell: Wenzinger et al.)

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from K. Menzel 5/13: FB+S body only, front 3/4 being played, head 3/4, neck heel from side, label, player’s view down treble side of neck (color)]

Recordings:

Flügel 1954 (Purcell)

Auctions:

Comments:

Drescher: New neck, quite angled. May have been completely revarnished. Head may not belong to instrument. Fingerboard and tailpiece new, probably also bass bar. Table with wide triple purfling. Center joint of back reinforced by a massive strip of wood with a “roof-peak” (original?). Soundpost plate somewhat crude; two other crossbars, above and below; linings and corner blocks. Bridge and hookbar by Paul Reichlin. Overall: perhaps a good imitation by Hill & Sons using some original parts? Menzel’s dimensions 65.9, 29.8/22.6/36.8, 13.4, 67.4 (Could this be the same as the 1723 Rombouts bass in Baron de Lery’s auction, 1910?)