DHV:
1030
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Maker:

Johann Christian

Hoffmann ?

Date:

1730 C

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Brattleboro, VT

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Lazare Rudié, New York, -1955

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.3

String Length:

62.4

Rib Depth:

12

Upper Width:

31.4

Middle Width:

22.8

Bottom Width:

37.9

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/93

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Fowle 1997, p. 14

Fowle 1997, p. 15 (front 3/4); [by TGM: FB+S, head front]

Not in Martius 2015. 3-piece table with quadruple purfling plus ivory edging; 2-piece back with no purfling. Pegbox has foliate carving on back and sides; pegs are squarish with ivory pips. 3 crossbars on back, plus soundpost plate. Back is poplar, according to Monical’s insurance description (dated 10/23/83; attribution to “Leipzig School, probably J.C. Hoffmann, c. 1730”; his dimensions 67.2, 31.5/22.8/38.0. 12.4 [at C-bouts], 62.7). Neck rather short, but accomodates 7 frets; made for S. Beck by Mr. Melge, in Lazare Rudié’s shop; instrument had a cello neck when purchased by Beck.