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Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

A, Absam

Maker:

Jacob

Stainer

Date:

1671

Jacobus Stainer in Absom / prope oenipontum m.pia 1671 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Vázquez, José

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.7

String Length:

70.7

Rib Depth:

13.7

Upper Width:

31.5

Middle Width:

23.5

Bottom Width:

41.3

Information Source:

Vázquez website; Sotheby’s 11/4/98, lot 154

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hopfner & Seipel 2003, p. 170; Montagu 1999, p. 165; Sotheby’s 11/4/98, lot 154

Harras & Stehrenberger 2004, p. 60 (rosette); Vázquez website (F+B, body only, rosette, label [color]); Sotheby’s 11/4/98, lot 154 (front)

Sotheby’s 1998/11/04, lot 154

Not in Senn & Roy 1986. Converted to a cello when sold. Sotheby’s gave body length as 68.5, probably taken on the back, which is three-piece; back and ribs are bird’s-eye maple; rosette on table (hidden in Sotheby’s photo). Current head is copy of one by Matthias Albanus. Dendrochronological testing by Peter Klein shows youngest year-ring on table dates from 1633; both halves come from the same tree (also reported in Hopfner & Seipel). Montagu 1999: has a Stainer label, not mentioned in Sotheby’s catalogue.