Johann Gottfried Schmid, in /Leipzig anno 1713 [printed except 3, or it might be a 9]
USA, Patterson, NY
No. of Strings:
Louis Hattenbach (1868-1932), Melbourne; sold by his grandson via Brompton’s in 2013
Martius 2015, pp. 418-19; Brompton’s auction 3/28/13, lot 262; and e-mails from them
Martius 2015, pp. 418-19
Martius 2015, pp. 418-19 (F+B, top off, underside of table, label [color]); Brompton’s 3/28/13, lot 262 (F+B, head side [color]); [by TGM: FB+S, F body only, head FB+S (color)]
Martius 2015 [based on pre-restoration info and photos]: table with double purfling and short, original, integral bassbar; neck not original, attached to remains of original through-neck; grafted pegbox, non-original head. Amazing how close the interior construction is to Martin Hoffmann’s work. Dimensions 71.0, 32.3/23.7/40.0, 13.3, -; back widths 33.0/23.0/39.4. Brompton’s: photos show 6 pegs, with the one for the top string closest to nut; floral carving on pegbox; tail gut; “some restoration work required”; dimensions 66.0, 32.0/23.0/39.2, 13.4, -. Restored by Andrew Dipper, 2013-15. TGM visit 9/15: dimensions as above; back widths 32.1/22.8/39.5; bridge position above midpoint of C-holes, with soundpost in middle of its crossbar; 2 other crossbars above plus 1 below (all tall). High table arching with recurve in lower bout; no purfling on back; neck (including carving on neck heel) by A. Dipper, also black fingerboard and tailpiece with 2x white perimeter inlay and ornaments at bridge ends; tailgut of silver.