DHV:
884
Tourin ID:
VIC 08, KENS 20

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Nuremberg

Maker:

Paul

Hiltz ?

Date:

1639

Paolo Hi... / ...fecit / ...anno 1639 [handwritten, partly illegible]

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Victoria & Albert Museum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

398-1871

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Signor Ferraris, -1871

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.8

Upper Width:

33.6

Middle Width:

23

Bottom Width:

39

Information Source:

Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 155, 178, 182; PT visit 6/77

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Auctions:

Comments:

Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 155, 178, 182; Baines 1968, p. 5; Engel 1874, p. 263; Dissmore 1895, p. 16 (no. 180a)

On museum’s website (front 7/8); Baines 1968, fig. 4 (front 7/8), also on museum’s website

Cello neck, not original. Pegbox has 6 holes, 2 now plugged; both bridge and nut still have 6 grooves. Table with double purfling and rosette with eagle; soundholes “once wavy altered to f form”. 4-piece back of bird’s-eye maple with single purfling and ornament; fingerboard and tailpiece decorated in ebony and ivory; tailgut now, originally hookbar. Very different from other Hintz viols (label, soundholes, rosette, ornamentation, wood choice); in 1639 he was not yet in Nuremberg or working on his own; perhaps by Busch. On display 10/01 + 8/03: label says female head has 18th-C. hairdo, hence not original. Website: purchased from Signor Ferraris in June 1871. Tourin dimensions 70.0, 34.5/-/39.5, 13, -.