DHV:
669
Tourin ID:
NURN 09

Size:

Violone

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Nuremberg

Maker:

Ernst

Busch

Date:

1641

Ernst Busch / in Nürnberg An 1641 [printed except “An 1641”]

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

D, Nuremberg

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

MI 15

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Jakobskirche, Nuremberg, -1859

Measurements:

Body Length:

85.7

String Length:

86.4

Rib Depth:

18.1

Upper Width:

41.7

Middle Width:

28.8

Bottom Width:

49

Information Source:

Martius 1999, p. 45; Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 174, 181; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

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Comments:

Klein 2003, p. 296; Martius 1999, p. 45; Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 174, 181; Huber 1989, p. 79; van der Meer 3/1982, p. 21 (front 7/8)

On museum’s website (FB+S [color]); Martius & Schulze 1991, p. 147 (front [color]); van der Meer 3/1982, p. 27

Martius 1999 and Martius & Schulze 1991 dimensions 150.3, 85.7, 42.0/28.9/49.0, 18.1, 86.4. 2-piece table with wings, double purfling, and ornaments at corners and dimples. Ribs and 3-piece back with single purfling are of walnut. Original neck, according to museum’s website (5/2003); Martius 1999 says bridge also original. Klein 2003: dendrochronology gives date of 1638 for youngest growth ring on table.