DHV:
657
Tourin ID:
NIGGE 4

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London (Southwark)

Maker:

Henry

Jaye

Date:

1631

Henry Jaye in Southwarke 1631

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Wolfschlungen

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Grete Niggemann, Stuttgart, c. 1957-1991; Hamma & Co., Stuttgart, -c. 1957; Georges Samary, Paris, -1887

Measurements:

Body Length:

70

String Length:

66.5

Rib Depth:

14

Upper Width:

32.5

Middle Width:

25

Bottom Width:

40

Information Source:

Gétreau 1996, p. 258; G. Niggemann to PT 3/77

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Auctions:

Comments:

Fleming 2007, p. 30 (JP 18)

[Unpublished, from ???: FB+S, head FB+S, rosette]; [unpublished, from G. Niggemann to PT: front 7/8, head 3/4 (color)]

Had 5 strings when purchased by Niggemann; restored by Ingo Muthesius. Pegs reversed: top string peg closest to nut. Very wide C-holes; rosette (uniquely with 12 petals: perhaps not original?). Worksheet from examination at GNM by Kathrin Schulze, 1991: 5-piece table with gilded rosette (arching redone and bass bar replaced by Muthesius); no linings or corner blocks. 2-piece back with wings in lower bout; various repairs to body, especially upper ribs. Neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece by Muthesius; had previously been restored by Eras from 5 to 6 strings, so only top 5 pegholes old; golden-haired female head. Repair label “Petrus Desplane.../ Petri Filius / Me reparavit / 1707”. Measurements 72, -/-/39, 14, - (all “ca.”).