DHV:
1376
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Munich

Maker:

Rudolph

Höss

Date:

1723 ?

Rudolph Höß / Ihro Churfürstlichen / Durchl. Hof- Lauten- und Geigenma- / cher in München, Anno 1723 [printed except date]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Halle

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Händel-Haus

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

214

Head:

Lion

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

39.5

String Length:

36

Rib Depth:

5

Upper Width:

19

Middle Width:

12.6

Bottom Width:

23.5

Information Source:

Sasse 1972, pp. 96-97

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Heyde 1983, p. 90; Sasse 1972, p. 97

Sasse 1972, p. 96 (FB+S)

2-piece table and back, the latter with a narrow black strip down the centerline. Diamond-pattern table ornament, half hidden by current fingerboard. Soundholes have bottom eyes (only). Ribs are shallow but corners are unpointed and edges do not overhang. Neck angled back. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Sasse 1972: Diskant-Viola da Gamba; Heyde 1983: originally a viola d’amore, later a viola, then (in early 20th C.) a treble viol. TGM: date questionable, because Höss probably died c. 1710; label text also unique in including “Ihro Churfürstlichen Durchl.”