DHV:
1430
Tourin ID:

Size:

Tenor

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Frederick

Hintz

Date:

1762

Fred Hintz / fecit / London 1762 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Oakton, VA

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

58.1

String Length:

60.4

Rib Depth:

10.9

Upper Width:

28.5

Middle Width:

18.9

Bottom Width:

32.7

Information Source:

TGM visit 12/05; Sotheby’s 11/8/05, lot 354

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Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 11/8/05, lot 354

Sotheby’s 11/8/05, lot 354 (front 7/8); [by TGM: FB+S (color)]

Sotheby’s 2005/11/08, lot 356

2-piece table and back, both with a double line of inked purfling; semi-pointed corners. C-holes very vertical and placed high; current bridge marks are well below their middle. Ribs extend vertically from shoulders, with corresponding space under fingerboard filled with a block of wood. Neck angled back quite sharply. Tailpiece (using tailgut) appears modern; one peg does not match the other five. 2 additional crossbars on back are as flat as the soundpost plate. Evidence of various earlier internal repairs. (Sotheby’s: body length 53.6, string length 58.7.) Similar to instruments in Edinburgh, Copenhagen, and Ann Arbor.