DHV:
1080
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Munich

Paul

Alletsee

Date:

1715

Label Text:

Paulus Alletsee / fecit Monachij 1715 [printed except 15]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

New York, NY

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Robert Mottingdorfer, New York, -1995

Measurements:

Body Length:

39.1

String Length:

36.5

Rib Depth:

5.9

Upper Width:

19.5

Middle Width:

13.8

Bottom Width:

23.8

Information

Source:

TGM visit 9/94

Literature:

Photographs:

Iadone 1989, p. 18 (front 7/8); [by TGM: FB+S, head F+S]

Recordings:

Iadone 1989 (Holborne & Brade)

Auctions:

Comments:

Very possibily converted from a viola d’amore: ribs have central dark stripe 4.3 cm high, surrounded by lighter and narrower stripes each 0.8 cm. Back and ribs are bird’s-eye maple. Head may be old but not original to instrument: graft to pegbox. Neck is short: 7th fret needs anchor around neck foot.