DHV:
1088
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Königsberg

Maker:

Gregorius

Karpp

Date:

1683

Greger Karb in Königberg Ao 1683

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Cologne

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Michael Heale, Guildford (Otterstedt 1986: private collection, GB); previously Dolmetsch family (but not same as DOLM 11?)

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.3

String Length:

71

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

30.5

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

37

Information Source:

Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 190; Otterstedt 1986, p. 41 (no. 8); Sotheby’s 12/12/85, lot 80

Literature:

Montagu 1992, p. 472; Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 190; Otterstedt 1986, p. 41 (no. 8); Sotheby’s 12/12/85, lot 80

Photographs:

Hellwig 2011, p. 264 (head 3/4 [color]); Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 190 (F+B [color]); Sotheby’s 12/12/85, lot 80 (F+B, head 3/4 on cover [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1991/12/04, lot 190; Sotheby’s 1985/12/12, lot 80

Fingerboard and tailpiece (not original) have ebony-and-ivory edges; these and neck by Michael Heale (conversation with TGM, 10/01). Sotheby’s dimensions BL 68.3, SL 70.5; female head; photos show double purfling front and back. Montagu 1986: “Riddled with worm”; Montagu 1992: “with a lot of worm”; failed to sell both times. Otterstedt 1986 (no. 8): recently restored, new neck and back of pegbox, also middle and lower bouts on bass side due to worm damage.