DHV:
683
Tourin ID:
NURN 23

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Leonhard Maussiell, Nürnberg 1711 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Nuremberg

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

MI 357

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

72.9

String Length:

64.5

Rib Depth:

11.5

Upper Width:

29.7

Middle Width:

21.9

Bottom Width:

41.6

Information Source:

Martius 1999, p. 50; Huber 1989, p. 91; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78 [not seen]

Literature:

Martius 1999, p. 50; Huber 1989, p. 91

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Huber: label probably false. Martius: rosette; ribs and back have walnut veneer. Cello neck and modern fittings. Dendrochronology gives date of 1734 for youngest growth ring on table. Website (6/2016) gives label text as “Leonard Mausiell Lautten- und / Geigenmacher in Nürnberg 1711”; “Hersteller & Ort: unbekannt” (SL from here, not Martius). Steeply sloping shoulders, lower bout much wider than upper. (Tourin: German)