DHV:
113
Tourin ID:
BERB 12, GHENT 25

1627

Bass

Henry

Jaye ?

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

2488

Label Text:

Dieses Instermend / ist gemacht Anno = / = 1627 =

Measurements:

String Length:

62.5

Total Length:

114.9

Body Length:

65.4

Upper Width:

31.5

Rib Depth:

12.6

Middle Width:

23.5

Bottom Width:

37.4

Previous Owner:

C.C. Snoeck, Ghent, -1902

Information Source:

TGM visit 11/10; Otto & Adelmann 1975, pp. 114-15

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Comments:

Fleming 2007, p. 30 (JP 15); Otterstedt 2004, p. 120; Otto & Adelmann 1975, pp. 114-15; Sachs 1922, col. 118; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:378 (s.v. Peters); Snoeck 1894, pp. 103-4

Berner 1952, Abb. 5 (front 3/4); Sachs 1922, pl. 14 (front 3/4); Snoeck 1894, facing p. 104 (front 3/4); [unpublished, from J. Pringle: back, 2 sides, rosette] [by TGM: head B+S, label (color)]

Otto & Adelmann 1975: Repair label: “Arranschirt: von Michael Peters / in Wegberg Anno / 1801” [handwritten; in same hand as “1627” label]. 5-piece table with rosette, double purfling, and 16 groups of diamonds not connected to perimeter lines; purfled soundholes and rosette. 2-piece back (with 2 wings) has diamond groups at bottom, below fold, and at neck, not aligned with center joint; ribs also have 2 diamond groups on each side. Scroll not very carefully made, doesn’t belong (completely open in back); fingerboard and tailpiece not original, with wild grain swirls at bridge end of each. At top of back, pattern of many round wooden plugs, perhaps to fasten back to top block; 9 more midway along neck, which has been narrowed and later widened. Drawing by Olga Adelmann (1956) available from museum. Snoeck 1894: Fantasy model. Sachs 1922: Viola bastarda mit...phantastischem Umriß. Neck not original; instrument apparently originally had only 6 strings. Otterstedt 2004: dendrochronology gives date of 1621 for youngest growth ring on table.