DHV:
749
Tourin ID:
ROBB 1

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Berlin

Maker:

Jacob

Meinertzen

Date:

1710

Jacob Meinertzen / Konigl. Hoff viol...[“blurred”] / und Lautenmacher in Berlin, 1710

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Murray Robb, Fergus, Ontario; bought from Rosenthal, New York, 1963; he'd had for 28 years. Before that, perhaps Fritz Wildhagen, Halensee?

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.3

String Length:

61

Rib Depth:

13.3

Upper Width:

30.5

Middle Width:

22.9

Bottom Width:

37.5

Information Source:

Robb to Tourin 11/76; Robb to Lyman 1/64

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

JVdGSA 5 (1968): 74-76; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:328?

JVdGSA 5 (1968): 75-76 (FB+S, head side)

Robb’s and JVdGSA dimensions both converted from inches; latter differ slightly (67.95, 30.8/-/38.1, 13.3, 60.1). Arched back, ivory binding; new fingerboard made for Robb is wider than neck. Perhaps the same instrument as mentioned by Lütgendorff 1922 (2:328) as being then in the collection of Fritz Wildhagen: label text including date matches, also presence of ivory edging and arched back.