DHV:
967
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Maker:

Johann Christian

Hoffmann

Date:

1730 C

Joh: Christian Hoffmann, / König. Poln. und Churf. / Sächs. Hoff Instrument und / Lautenmacher in Leipzig. [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Ellerhoop

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Hannelore Mueller, -1990

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.5

String Length:

69

Rib Depth:

12.1

Upper Width:

31.7

Middle Width:

22.7

Bottom Width:

38.7

Information Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 366-67; S. Eckert to TGM, 10/03; JVdGSA 6 (1969): 65-6; H. Mueller, Methodik des Viola-da-Gamba-Spiels (typescript)

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Comments:

Martius 2015, pp. 366-67; JVdGSA 6 (1969): 65-6

Martius 2015, pp. 366-67 (FB+S, head 3/4, label [color]); JVdGSA 6 (1969): 66 (side 3/4); [unpublished, from owner: F+B, head 3/4 (color)]

Eckert 2003 (Krieger); Mueller 1956 (Marais); Mueller 1954 (Purcell)

Martius JCH 34. Table with two unsymmetrical halves, medium arching, almost no recurve. Quite small corner blocks. Neck not original; pegbox box old but does not belong to body, with plain back and sides and plugged seventh hole. Head not originally made for a musical instrument (perhaps for a chair arm?), of walnut with later gilding. All fittings from 20th C. Back widths 30.8/21.9/38.7. Owner’s dimensions 69.0, 31.5/22.8/38.8, 12.4, 69.5. Müller: restored by W.E. Hill & Sons; no purfling on back; pegbox and [French] head are 18th-C.; fingerboard and tailpiece also not original; dimensions 69.0, 31.2/-/38.8, 12.5, 69.3.