DHV:
1093
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Frederick

Hintz

Date:

1760 C

Label Text:

F. Hintz [stamped at top of back and on back of pegbox]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

J

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes?

Previous Owner:

Dennis Nesbitt (and wife Nancy); Dietrich Kessler

Measurements:

Body Length:

43.5

String Length:

45.5

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information

Source:

Sotheby’s 6/14/90, lot 290

Literature:

Montagu 1991, p. 103; Sotheby’s 6/14/90, lot 290; Made for Music 1986, no. 4

Photographs:

Sotheby’s 6/14/90, lot 290 (F+B); Made for Music 1986, no. 4 (front 7/8)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1990/06/14, lot 290

Sotheby’s and Made for Music: 2-piece back, inked purfling. Sister instrument was lot 305 at Sotheby’s 11/25/76 (purchased by H. M. Brown). Montagu 1991: “something between a tenor and a treble...horrible varnish”. G. Wells to TGM 2/04: purchased by art department (since disbanded) of a Japanese department store (Seibu), for a client. Kessler’s prior ownership revealed by chance in a phone conversation 12/05; he didn’t recall from whom he bought it, or whether he made a new fingerboard (or neck).