DHV:
111
Tourin ID:
BERB 10

1728

Tenor

Johann Christian

Hoffmann

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

Head:

Catalog Number:

4518

Label Text:

Joh: Christian Hoffmann. / Konig. Poln. und Churf. / Saechs. Hoff Instrument / und Lautenmacher Leipzig 1728. [handwritten]

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

Body Length:

49.7

Upper Width:

23.6

Rib Depth:

9

Middle Width:

17

Bottom Width:

28.6

Previous Owner:

Fritz Wildhagen, Bielefeld, -1957

Information Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 354-55; Martius to TGM, 1/07; Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 112

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Martius 2015, pp. 354-55; Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 112

Martius 2015, pp. 354-55 (F top off, B+S, all body only [color]; label)

Martius JCH 15. Otto & Adelmann 1975: “Vom Instrument wurden die falsch ergänzten Teile (Decke, Hals mit Kopf) entfernt”: evidently now only back and ribs. Martius 2015: replacement table (preserved separately; dendrochronology by Micha Beuting gives date of 1801 for youngest growth ring) has F-holes in style of Ciciliano or Linarol; top block is probably remains of original through-neck; neck not original. 7 plugged holes for hitchpins next to hookbar suggest it once had sympathetic strings. Original corner blocks. Label lost, but photo survives. Offered to Ulrich Rück in 1942 as 3 separate pieces (body, table, and neck/pegbox), but he didn’t buy it (see correspondence with Otto Marx transcribed in Martius 2015; they agreed only back and ribs original). Widths from back; Otto & Adelmann 1975 gave body length 49.7, other dimensions the same.