Jacob Meinertzen / Konigl. Hoff viol...[“blurred”] / und Lautenmacher in Berlin, 1710
No. of Strings:
Murray Robb, Fergus, Ontario; bought from Rosenthal, New York, 1963; he'd had for 28 years. Before that, perhaps Fritz Wildhagen, Halensee?
Robb to Tourin 11/76; Robb to Lyman 1/64
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.