DHV:
394
Tourin ID:
INNS 03

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Label Text:

Jacobus Stainer in Absom / prope Oenipontum 1652 [handwritten, NB in roman letters]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

Innsbruck

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

61

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

J. Ennemoser, Meran, -1907

Measurements:

Body Length:

62.0

String Length:

Rib Depth:

11.8

Upper Width:

27.8

Middle Width:

20.7

Bottom Width:

35.7

Information

Source:

PT visit 9/78, including museum data sheet

Literature:

Herzog 2003, D-8; Egg n.d., p. 38; Ferdinandeum 1915, p. 8 (A10)

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S [color]); Egg n.d., pl. 18 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Not in Senn & Roy 1986. Pegbox and upper neck probably from another instrument, not skillfully done (by J. Jais?); new fingerboard, tailpiece, and bridge are more recent. Label hard to read, may say 1652 or 1662. Rosette removed. C-holes large, unlike Stainer’s, with lower eyes larger than upper. Restored 1969-73 by Arnold Sprenger (St. Gall). Repair inscription: “Wie Gott wil. Johan Jais / Repariert Bogen 1801” [in pencil inside top]. Museum website: “Das Instrument ist jedoch zu stark verändert, um ein wirkliches Zeugnis für Stainers erste Versuche im Gambenbau zu vermitteln.” B. Schroeder to TGM 4/20: not by Stainer.