DHV:
1550
Tourin ID:

1715

Violone

Mathias

Klotz

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Mittenwald

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Lion

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Mathias Khloz Lautenmacher in Mittenwald Anno 1715

Measurements:

String Length:

80.6

Total Length:

Body Length:

83.2

Upper Width:

47.8

Rib Depth:

14.7

Middle Width:

24.6

Bottom Width:

37.7

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

Krattenmacher 2002

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Auctions:

Comments:

Krattenmacher 2002 (http://www.krattenmacher.com/dynasite.cfm?dsmid=11508&dspaid=56987)

Krattenmacher 2002 (F+B body only, head F+S [color])

Neck not original; could originally have had 4, 5, or 6 strings. Owner bought it in the Mittenwald area; said to be one of only 5 extant instruments by this maker (same claim in Drescher 1990 is credited to Wolfgang Zunterer). Back and ribs “cut on a half-slab”; bottom of back “has been visibly replaced in a past repair.” F-holes set wide apart (11.2 cm between); purfling rather close to edge, featuring “a comparatively wide white wood strip framed by two thinner black strips.” Not much original varnish, “but what remains is of the highest quality.” Repaired in Innsbruck, 20th C.; restored in Paris in 1998. (Article seen on author’s website, where no page numbers are given for original publication.)