DHV:
1661
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

CZ

Holleschau

Date:

1774 ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Leipzig

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Imke David (via her brother, Rainer David, Pfinztal bei Karlsruhe], -2013; previous owner in Dresden

Measurements:

Body Length:

75.8

String Length:

74.1

Rib Depth:

11.2

Upper Width:

31.6

Middle Width:

22.6

Bottom Width:

41.7

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 8/13 + 8/14

Literature:

Photographs:

Fritzsch 2015 (head front 3/4, decoration at bottom of back); [unpublished, from T. Fritzsch, 8/13: front, F+B body 3/4, head front [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Fritzsch 2015 (Telemann)

3-piece table with narrow grain and very long F-holes; overhanging edges on table and back; pegbox and head old but not original, made from single piece of wood. Body widths measured on the back. When bought, had 6 strings on a cello-style neck, clearly not original; current neck and other restoration work by Bernd Hiller (Markneukirchen); original number of strings unknown. (Owner: “hat eigentlich schon Bassetchen-Größe ... für Sololiteratur nicht mehr bequem zu spielen.”) General place and time of origin (Moravia, late 18th C.) suggested by 2 luthiers very familiar with instruments from that area; specific town and year from “a professor for geomancy, who is himself an amateur gamba player” (there is a castle there, and was once a Hofkapelle).