DHV:
109
Tourin ID:
BERB 08

Size:

Tenor ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Königsberg

Maker:

Gregor

Karpp

Date:

1700 C

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

4521

Head:

Lion

Previous Owner:

Fritz Wildhagen, Bielefeld, -1957

Measurements:

Body Length:

44.8

String Length:

45.3

Rib Depth:

6.7

Upper Width:

21.1

Middle Width:

15.6

Bottom Width:

25

Information Source:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 110

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Otterstedt 1986, pp. 40-41 (no. 4); Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 110

Otterstedt 1986, p. 45 (with table removed, neck separate); [unpublished, from museum: FB+S, with table removed]; [by TGM 11/10, on display: F+B 3/4 (color)]

Back is arched in all directions; 10 staves. Good condition, original bass bar and neck. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Otterstedt’s dimensions include rib heights 4.1, 6.7, 6.2. Drawing by Olga Adelmann (1957) available from museum. Otto & Adelmann 1975: altered original neck replaced; fittings also new. 10-piece striped back (birch and walnut) with narrow black purfling at each joint; ribs also birch. 3-piece table with painted purfling. Tailgut, and ribs narrowed toward bottom: perhaps meant for playing on the arm, but here classified as “Alt-tenor-viola da gamba.” (TGM: Karpp’s 2 other tenors are significantly larger and have deeper ribs.) Despite lack of label, undoubedly attributable to Karpp, based on lion head, soundholes, use of birch for back and ribs, 3-piece table, details of interior construction.