DHV:
229
Tourin ID:
DOLM 01

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Venice ?

Maker:

Hans ?

Vohar ?

Date:

15..

Hanss Vohar (?) [handwritten, in gothic script]

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

GB, Haslemere

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

W.J.H. Whittall in 1930, and until 1948; [a Paris music shop, c. 1928]; Léon Savoye, -1924 and probably by 1900

Measurements:

Body Length:

67

String Length:

68.5

Rib Depth:

11.2

Upper Width:

26.6

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

32.2

Information Source:

Dolmetsch 1978, p. 52; PT visit 6/77

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Dolmetsch 1978, p. 52; Dolmetsch 1972, p. 3; Hayes 1930, pp. 44-47, 249; Jacquot 1900, p. 107

Dolmetsch 1978, p. 53 (F+S); Baines 1966, pl. 80-82 (FB+S); Danks 1958, pp. 150, 152 (front, head 3/4); Hayes 1930, pl. 1 (front); Savoye 1924, pl. 3 (front); Jacquot 1900, facing p. 8 (front)

Arched back. Hayes 1930, p. 46: bass bar integral with table; very high-quality workmanship; p. 249: then owned by W.J.H. Whittall, string length 69.2, rib depth 11.8. Dolmetsch 1978: “Found in a Paris music shop some fifty years ago,” i.e., c. 1928; neck worm-eaten, so replaced by Dolmetsch Workshops; single purfling. No. 47, with photo, in auction catalogue for collection of Léon Savoye, at Hotel Druot, Paris, 13 June 1924 (copy at UVa library). Probably same as Jacquot 1900, no. 96: “Basse de viole sans coins, avec tête sculptée et volute à jour, XVIe siècle. M. L. Savoye, à Sevran.” Eagle carved on scroll: Hayes 1930, p. 44; Baines 1966, p. 17. Baines 1966: “? Vienna, late fifteenth century or perhaps later”; body length 66. Date of 1475 given by earlier sources refers to parchment linings, not instrument itself: see Woodfield 1984, p. 231, n. 29. Pegbox very large in proportion to neck and body; tailgut to tailpiece with sculpted edges and inlaid design. Narrow proportion of body width to length similar to VIENNA 2 (Gasparo da Salò tenor), as are scroll and tailpiece.