DHV:
985
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Date:

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

IL

Ranana

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Herzog, Myrna

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Judith Davidoff, New York, 195?-2019; Schlieps Violin Shop, New York, -195?

Measurements:

Body Length:

63.5

String Length:

65.3

Rib Depth:

11.7

Upper Width:

29.3

Middle Width:

23.2

Bottom Width:

34.8

Information

Source:

TGM visit 1/93

Literature:

Photographs:

Davidoff 1989, p. 18 (front 7/8); Glenn 1968, p. 72 (front 3/4); [unpublished, from M. Herzog 4/19: front, F+B body only, head FB+S, repair inscription; and 4/20 (after alterations): front, head FB+S, nut (color)]; [by TGM 1/93: FB+S, head FB+S, neck heel detail]

Recordings:

Davidoff 1989 (Holborne & Brade); [New York Pro Musica Renaissance Band, passim]

Auctions:

Comments:

3-piece table with 9-ply B+W purfling; 2-piece back with none (but much stronger flame in lower bouts than elsewhere); edges of both overhang the highly-figured ribs. No visible grafts between head (with Viking-type cap and long hair), pegbox (with carved back but plain sides, and 7-fold purfling on front edges), and neck. Unusual diamond-pattern carvings on neck heel sides. Fingerboard extension 1 cm into pegbox predates acqusition by J. Davidoff; bridge by W.L. Monical, who thinks it’s a composite: table English 17C, rest 19C? Bought no later than 1960; stolen 1968, recovered 1971. M. Herzog to TGM 4/19: interior inscription “A.E. [or A.V.?] / Rep. Charlottenburg / August 1927”: probably Arthur Voss. Changes to nut, neck, and fingerboard by Shlomo Moyal (2019/20) to improve playability.