DHV:
1550
Tourin ID:

Size:

Violone

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Mittenwald

Maker:

Mathias

Klotz

Date:

1715

Mathias Khloz Lautenmacher in Mittenwald Anno 1715

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

83.2

String Length:

80.6

Rib Depth:

14.7

Upper Width:

47.8

Middle Width:

24.6

Bottom Width:

37.7

Information Source:

Krattenmacher 2002

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Krattenmacher 2002 (F+B body only, head F+S [color])

Neck not original; could originally have had 4, 5, or 6 strings. Owner bought it in the Mittenwald area; said to be one of only 5 extant instruments by this maker (same claim in Drescher 1990 is credited to Wolfgang Zunterer). Back and ribs “cut on a half-slab”; bottom of back “has been visibly replaced in a past repair.” F-holes set wide apart (11.2 cm between); purfling rather close to edge, featuring “a comparatively wide white wood strip framed by two thinner black strips.” Not much original varnish, “but what remains is of the highest quality.” Repaired in Innsbruck, 20th C.; restored in Paris in 1998. (Article seen on author’s website, where no page numbers are given for original publication.)