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Musée d’art et d’histoire
Ruedolph Höß Churf / Hof Lautenmacher in / München 1676
Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -1969
J. Deferne to TGM, 2/10, 6/10
[Unpublished, from J. Deferne 2/10: front, head side (color)]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.