DHV:
548
Tourin ID:
LESS 1

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London (Southwark)

Maker:

Henry

Jaye

Date:

1626

Henry Jaye in / Southwarke / 1626 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Nordrhein-Westfallen

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

7

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Alfred Lessing, Düsseldorf; Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia, before 1797

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.8

String Length:

70.5

Rib Depth:

13.4

Upper Width:

33.4

Middle Width:

24.6

Bottom Width:

39.4

Information Source:

H. Hickethier to TGM, 6/98

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Fleming 2007, p. 30 (JP 16)

[Unpublished, K. Martius 1/07: F+S, head FB+S, label, other details (color); F+S, head FB+S, labels before restoration]; [on owner’s website: front 3/4, above bridge [color])

Restored by Alfred Lessing and Rainold Passauro-Zuccaro (Belgium). Martius: 5-piece table with replacement rosette (signed Carl Bachmann on back) and double purfling, 2-piece back and ribs of fruitwood (?). Neck, pegbox, head, bass bar, and all external fittings not original, but top block is. Owner’s website: converted from 6 to 7 strings in France; probably converted to cello in 1787; rebuilt as viol in 1984. Photos at Berlin museum show it converted to a cello [before 1955?]. Repair labels: Christian Gottlob Huber, Hof. Instrument. M. in Bayreuth reparirt 1767; Repaired by H.C. Vrint, 107 Wardour Street N, London June 4th 1885 [or 1825?]; Repariert Hans Broß Geigenbaumeiter Düsseldorf 1955. Hickethier’s dimensions 72.8, 33.0/-/39.3, 14.0, -.