DHV:
1029
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

A

Vienna

Nicolaus

Leidolff

Date:

1682

Label Text:

Nicolaus Leidolff Lauten und / Geigenmacher in Wien 1682 [printed except 82]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Brattleboro, VT

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Cherub

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Marie Popper, London, ?-1954; Otto Popper, Vienna, 1932-?; Mihály Reményi, Budapest, ?-1932

Measurements:

Body Length:

71.0

String Length:

70.2

Rib Depth:

13.5

Upper Width:

30.5

Middle Width:

22.9

Bottom Width:

40.6

Information

Source:

TGM visit 10/93

Literature:

Fowle 1997, p. 14

Photographs:

Fowle 1997, p. 15 (front 3/4); [by TGM: FB+S]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

2-piece table with thin purfling; 1-piece back (slab cut) with none. C-holes very long, slender, and vertical. Fingerboard is stained black, has small open heart at lower end, and sides that extend past the neck heel, filling distance above table; tailpiece is veneered and has matching heart at upper end. Back has crossbars at fold and below soundpost plate, both rather robust. Pegs reversed, with top string closest to nut. Neck, fingerboard and tailpiece, and interior fittings all original, according to Monical’s appraisal description (dated 10/23/83; his dimensions 71.0, 30.4/22.7/40.4, 13.4, 70.5).