DHV:
1029
Tourin ID:

1682

Bass

Nicolaus

Leidolff

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

A, Vienna

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Brattleboro, VT

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Cherub

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Nicolaus Leidolff Lauten und / Geigenmacher in Wien 1682 [printed except 82]

Measurements:

Body Length:

71

String Length:

70.2

Rib Depth:

13.5

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

30.5

22.9

40.6

Previous Owner:

Marie Popper, London, ?-1954; Otto Popper, Vienna, 1932-?; Mihály Reményi, Budapest, ?-1932

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/93

Literature:

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Auctions:

Comments:

Fowle 1997, p. 14

Fowle 1997, p. 15 (front 3/4); [by TGM: FB+S]

2-piece table with thin purfling; 1-piece back (slab cut) with none. C-holes very long, slender, and vertical. Fingerboard is stained black, has small open heart at lower end, and sides that extend past the neck heel, filling distance above table; tailpiece is veneered and has matching heart at upper end. Back has crossbars at fold and below soundpost plate, both rather robust. Pegs reversed, with top string closest to nut. Neck, fingerboard & tailpiece, and interior fittings all original, according to Monical’s appraisal description (dated 10/23/83; his dimensions 71.0, 30.4/22.7/40.4, 13.4, 70.5).