DHV:
1233
Tourin ID:

1691

Bass

Johann

Seelos

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

A, Linz

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Vázquez, José

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Johann Seelos, in Linz, 1691

Measurements:

String Length:

70.2

Total Length:

Body Length:

71.9

Upper Width:

30.9

Rib Depth:

13

Middle Width:

22

Bottom Width:

40.5

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

Vázquez website; Sotheby’s 11/4/98, lot 153

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Montagu 1999, p. 165; Sotheby’s 11/4/98, lot 153

Vázquez website (F+B, body only [color]); Sotheby’s 11/4/98, lot 153 (front)

Sotheby’s 1998/11/04, lot 153

Back is two-piece with medium curl ascending from the joint; ribs similar; table of fine even grain; varnish golden-brown. C-holes very thin, and not perfectly symmetrical (left is more upright and positioned higher). Dendrochronological testing by Peter Klein shows youngest year-ring on table dates from 1668; both halves come from the same tree. Sotheby’s body length of 72.1 probably taken on the back; string length was then 68.9.