DHV:
1544
Tourin ID:

1676

Treble ?

Rudolph

Höss

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Munich

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH, Geneva

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Musée d’art et d’histoire

Head:

Lion

Catalog Number:

IM 5

Label Text:

Ruedolph Höß Churf / Hof Lautenmacher in / München 1676

Measurements:

Body Length:

40

String Length:

34.5

Rib Depth:

4.9

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

18.4

12.2

22.5

Previous Owner:

Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -1969

Information Source:

J. Deferne to TGM, 2/10, 6/10

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Comments:

[Unpublished, from J. Deferne 2/10: front, head side (color)]

One of only two small Höss instruments with 6 strings (other setup not original). Date seems questionable, since he worked for Lorenz Hollmayr until latter’s death in 1681; however, he also signed Berlin 4381, dated 1670 and originally a viola d’amore with sympathetic strings.