DHV:
862
Tourin ID:
TOKYO 2

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Füssen

Maker:

Johann Stephan

Maldoner ?

Date:

1702 ?

Joannes Stephanus Maldoner / fecit Fußen, 1702 [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

J, Tokyo

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Ueno Gakuen College

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

34.4

String Length:

39.6

Rib Depth:

8.1

Upper Width:

17.1

Middle Width:

12

Bottom Width:

20

Information Source:

JVdGSA 23 (1986): 27

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

JVdGSA 23 (1986): 27; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:312

JVdGSA 23 (1986): 33-5 (FB+S, head FB+S)

2-piece table, 2-piece back. Peg nearest nut is for top rather than bottom string. Bass bar and 3 back braces restored in Japan, 1977. Fingerboard unusually wide for a treble, and string length much longer than body. Authorship questionable, because Maldoner lived 1739-1809, and by his adulthood few if any viols would have been made.