DHV:
1052
Tourin ID:

16..

Bass

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D,

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

D, Halle

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Händel-Haus

Head:

Animal

Catalog Number:

223

Label Text:

Gasparo Duiffprucgar / Lyone Anno 1545 [printed; date not clearly legible]

Measurements:

String Length:

70

Total Length:

Body Length:

74

Upper Width:

37

Rib Depth:

12.1

Middle Width:

24.2

Bottom Width:

44.7

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

Heyde 1983, pp. 86-7; Saase 1972, pp. 86-7

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Auctions:

Comments:

Heyde 1983, p. 86; Saase 1972, p. 87

Heyde 1983, p. 87 (front); Saase 1972, p. 86 (FB+S)

Heyde 1983: Label is false: originally a South-German Bassgeige; striped back & ribs are oldest parts, perhaps even late 16th-C. Probably converted to cello in 18th C., to gamba in early 20th C. B&W table rim. Unusually shaped soundholes. Saase 1972: 1-piece table, back of 37 narrow strips of maple, ebony, and palisander; both with ebony-and-ivory edging and overhanging edges; ribs similar to back. Probably converted to a cello c. 1700, then back to a viol in 19th C., perhaps by J.B. Vuillaume.