DHV:
635
Tourin ID:
MUNB 06

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Nuremberg

Maker:

Leonhard

Maussiell

Date:

1710

Leonhard Maussiell, Lautten- und / Geigenmacher in Nürnberg. 1710 [printed except 10]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Munich

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Deutsches Museum

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

5408

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Stiftung Johann Hahn, Munich, -1906

Measurements:

Body Length:

74.1

String Length:

69.2

Rib Depth:

13.5

Upper Width:

32.3

Middle Width:

23.3

Bottom Width:

42.5

Information Source:

Wackernagel 1997, pp. 259-60; PT visit 9/78

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Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, D-11; Wackernagel 1997, p. 259; Martius 1996, pp. 55 ff.; Thomas 1978, p. 26

Martius 2016, p. 151 (front); Wackernagel 1997, p. 260 (F+B, head side); Martius 1996, p. 55 (F+B)

Converted to a 5-string cello, perhaps already in 18th C. (Martius 1996: original pegbox for 6 pegs kept, with middle hole on bass side unused.) 2-piece (?) table, irregular grain; triple purfling, crudely repaired in places; high arching. 2-piece back with reshaped shoulders. One cross bar on back in upper body, another in lower body. Fingerboard with ebony veneer; tailpiece painted black. 3 pegs treble, 2 bass side (in wrong order: from nut to scroll, BTTBT). Martius 1996 dimensions: 74.5, 31.8/23.8/42.5, -, -; largest of any extant Nuremberg viols.