DHV:
963
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

A

Absam

Jacob

Stainer

Date:

1673 C

Label Text:

Jacobus Steiner in Absom / prope Oenipontum mpia 1673 [handwritten; not original]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

Basel

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

F.C. Edler, Frankfurt/M, c. 1920-56; W.H. Otto, Markneukirchen, -c. 1920; Emil Burkhardt, Eisenach, c. 1905; Johann Ad. Gottlieb Riedel, Bayreuth, before 1773 - after 1802; Riedel’s father, who acquired it from a preacher’s widow in Nuremberg, 1744

Measurements:

Body Length:

71.0

String Length:

Rib Depth:

14.0

Upper Width:

32.0

Middle Width:

23.5

Bottom Width:

41.0

Information

Source:

Senn & Roy 1986, p. 223 (A103); JVdGSA 6 (1969)-A: 65

Literature:

Senn & Roy 1986, pp. 223, 464

Photographs:

Senn & Roy 1986, pp. 415-18 (F+B 7/8, S, lion head 3/4; Mueller 1980, front cover (front 7/8); JVdGSA 6 (1969), p. 67 (front 3/4)

Recordings:

Mueller 1980 (Yesterday & Today); Mueller 1960 (Couperin & Marais)

Auctions:

Comments:

Converted to a cello in 1783; rebuilt as a viol in 1958 by E. Sprenger [Jr.], Frankfurt. H. Müller, Methodik des Viola da Gamba Spiels (typescript) gives dimensions 69.2, 31.2/--/41.2, 14.0, 69.8 and says restored by E. Sprenger Jr; later by G. Hellwig. Back and ribs of bird’s-eye maple.