DHV:
1054
Tourin ID:

17..

Bass

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

F,

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Halle

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Händel-Haus

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

226

Label Text:

Measurements:

String Length:

69.3

Total Length:

Body Length:

69

Upper Width:

32.7

Rib Depth:

11.7

Middle Width:

24

Bottom Width:

40.2

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

Heyde 1983, pp. 88-9; Saase 1972, pp. 100-01

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Comments:

Heyde 1983, pp. 88-9; Saase 1972, p. 101

Saase 1972, p. 100 (FB+S)

Saase 1972: Probably French (Mirecourt?), from first half of 18th C. 4-piece table with rosette and ebony-and-ivory edging (also on fingerboard and tailpiece); 1-piece back with no purfling. Soundholes have no upper eyes, and lower ones make a right-angle turn upward. Neck angled back quite sharply. Heyde 1983: Ribs don’t belong to table and back, which overhang them unequally. B&W table rim not original, probably by 19th-C “restorer”; back has painted purfling (and table probably did originally as well). Was converted to cello.