DHV:
634
Tourin ID:
MUNB 05

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Munich

Maker:

Rudolph

Höss

Date:

1701

Ruedolph Höß Churfl. / Hof- Lautenmacher in München 1701 [printed except 1701, replacing crossed-out printed 16] / Mannu propria [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

D, Munich

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Deutsches Museum

No. of Strings:

(4)

Catalog Number:

34566

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Richard Eigelein, Freising, -1912

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.2

String Length:

64.2

Rib Depth:

12.4

Upper Width:

29.7

Middle Width:

22.6

Bottom Width:

40.9

Information Source:

Wackernagel 1997, p. 264; PT visit 9/78

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Auctions:

Comments:

Wackernagel 1997, p. 264; Thomas 1978, p. 26

Wackernagel 1997, p. 264 (front); Layer 1978, p. 146, Abb. 44

Converted to cello. 2-piece table, triple purfling, low arching, oval rosette surrounded by ebony and mother of pearl border, under end of fingerboard. 2-piece back, purfling along joint as well as perimeter. Ribs of palisander (rosewood). No corner blocks; 2 crossbars each in upper and lower bouts (not original). Dendrochronology shows both halves of table from same log, whose rings stop at 1672, supporting date on label, though no proof it is original to this instrument.