DHV:
1271
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Maker:

Martin

Hoffmann

Date:

1687

Martin Hoffmann / in Leipzig, 1687 [printed except 7]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

NL, The Hague

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Gemeentemuseum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

MUZ-1933-0681 (0840455)

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

61.1

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.3

Upper Width:

29.9

Middle Width:

22.1

Bottom Width:

34.9

Information Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 328-29; G Liedmeier to TGM, 6/01

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Comments:

Martius 2015, pp. 328-29

Martius 2015, pp. 176 (underside of table [color]), 328-29 (FB+S, top off, underside of table, label [color]); [unpublished, in museum database printout: F (color)]

Martius MH 1. Table with double purfling, multi-level rosette, and integral short bass bar; back with ink purfling and 3 crossbars in addition to soundpost plate; through neck; very small corner blocks. Neck not original; grafted pegbox is carved on back and sides. Earliest known instrument by this maker; interior in very original condition. Back widths 34.3/19.9/27.7. Drawing by G. Liedmeier and 2007 restoration report at museum. Liedmeier: rosette, very narrow C-holes, generous fluting at edges; black fingerboard (does not cover rosette) and tailpiece; measurements 61.2, 27.3/19.9/34.0, 12.3, - (length and widths taken on back, upper at corners).