DHV:
1260
Tourin ID:

1660 C

Bass

Jacob

Stainer

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

A, Absam

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH,

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Lion

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Jacobus Stainer in Absom prope Oenipontum 16..

Measurements:

String Length:

69.2

Total Length:

Body Length:

70.5

Upper Width:

31.6

Rib Depth:

13.9

Middle Width:

22.4

Bottom Width:

41.3

Previous Owner:

Dietrich Kessler, London, early 1960s-after 20xx; [unknown woman, England]

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/01; H. Harders to TGM, 9/00

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Auctions:

Comments:

Hellwig 1984, p. 92 (front); [by TGM: FB+S (color)]; [unpublished, from M. Herzog 6/98: F+B (color)]

Not in Senn & Roy 1986. 7-piece striped back, 3-piece striped ribs. Now with bird’s-eye maple veneered fingerboard and tailpiece. Front has been thinned; bass bar not original. Had been converted to a cello when acquired by Kessler in early 1960s; not restored until early 1990s, by John Topham. Neck and pegbox not original, now with old S. German lion’s head that it had while a cello. Dimensions from Harders: widths taken on back. Currently owned by a Swiss collector and played by Rebecca Ruso (per Tilman Muthesius, 3/12). Per Benjamin Schröder, labels with only 2 printed digits used from c. 1659-1662, hence suggested date.