DHV:
121
Tourin ID:
BERB 20

Size:

Violone

Label Text:

Place Made:

D,

Maker:

Date:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

409

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Paul de Wit, Leipzig, -1890

Measurements:

Body Length:

85.8

String Length:

76

Rib Depth:

15.5

Upper Width:

34.2

Middle Width:

24.4

Bottom Width:

45.8

Information Source:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 123

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 123; Sachs 1922, col. 120

Sachs 1922: sehr roh gemacht und stark verdächtig. Otto & Adelmann 1975: “Violone, Kontrabaß-Viola da gamba”. On outside of back, in ink above fold: 1726 / Johann Caspar Weisshaupt / 1829; he repaired but did not originally make it. Overhanging edges and “stumpfen Ecken”. Table has painted purfling, long and narrow F-holes. Back and ribs of poplar. Neck too short for 7th fret. Unusual pegs may be original, likewise fingerboard and tailpiece (attached with tailgut). Sachs:Kontrabassviola; dimensions 86, 24/-/45.5, -, -. Body and soundholes shapes confirmed by TGM in person 11/10, but no photos; dendrochronology gives latest year ring as 1740 (per Dr. Klein, via A. Otterstedt 11/10).