DHV:
204
Tourin ID:
CALD 04

1694 C

Bass

Gregor

Karpp

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Königsberg

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Oberlin, OH

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

Head:

Lion

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Measurements:

String Length:

68.2

Total Length:

Body Length:

70.5

Upper Width:

31.2

Rib Depth:

12.4

Middle Width:

22

Bottom Width:

37.4

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London, -1973

Information Source:

TGM visit 5/09; I. Muthesius to TGM, 5/07; Caldwell 1974, pp. 66-7; PT visits

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Muthesius 2005, pp. 180-82 (and letter 5/07); Otterstedt 1986, p. 44 (no. 12); Caldwell 1974, pp. 66-7

Caldwell 2012, pp. 62-65 (FB+S, head FB+S, treble soundhole [color]; top off]; Muthesius 2005, pp. 180-82 (with table removed; underside of table; details of worm damage); Caldwell 1974, pp. 66-7 (FB+S); [by TGM: FB+S, head FB+S (color)]

Photos in Caldwell 1974 show sharply angled neck (not original); “The top is in poor condition from worms, cracks, and poor repairs”; lion has ivory teeth and tongue once painted red; dimensions there 70.5, 31.1/21.7/38.2, 13.0, 62.4. Otterstedt 1986 includes but with no information. Muthesius 2005: restored 2002 by Ingo Muthesius, arriving in detached pieces without neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, pegs, bass bar, and back crossbars. Muthesius to TGM, 5/07: new top block and neck joint, back barring, fingerboard and tailpiece; dimensions 70.3, 30.8/21.9/36.9, 12.3, -. TGM (5/09): 7-ply purfling on front, none on back; back and ribs likely to be birch; no corner blocks, back (now) has thin wooden linings on perimeter and at fold but cloth at center joint, plus 1 crossbar above, 2 below soundpost plate (which stops 2/3 of the way across).