DHV:
1361
Tourin ID:

Size:

Tenor

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

CZ

Prague

Date:

1700 C

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Wuppertal

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Alfred Lessing, Düsseldorf

Measurements:

Body Length:

56

String Length:

54

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

26.5

Middle Width:

18.5

Bottom Width:

33

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 2/11, 8/07; J. Boer to TGM, 11/02

Literature:

Photographs:

Boer 1995 (Purcell) (front [color]); [unpublished, from owner 8/07: FB+S, head 3/4, rosette (color); from J. Boer 11/02: F+B, head 3/4, rosette (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Boer 1998 (Byrd & Gibbons); Boer 1995 (Purcell)

Rather square shoulders; 2-piece back. Elaborately carved pegbox, rosette with coat of arms. Fingerboard and tailpiece black with light perimeter inlaid line. Identified on CDs as South German; restoration report by G. Hellwig, 1965 says probably that, but perhaps Prague based on soundholes (flames with lower eyes). Calls head “eine meisterliche Arbeit,” likely done by a specialist carver; it does not belong to the pegbox, which was too narrow and so replaced. Shoulders had been rounded, but restored to a more appropriate shape. New neck, fingerboard and tailpiece, hookbar; bass bar made smaller, many cracks repaired, etc.