DHV:
782
Tourin ID:
SCHOLZ 1

17..

Bass

Andreas

Jais ?

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

D, Tölz

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

USA, New York, NY

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Head:

Lion

Catalog Number:

1988.365

Label Text:

Jacobus Stainer Absam / prope Oenipontum fecit Cremona [...] / 1669 [handwritten, partly illegible]

Measurements:

String Length:

64.7

Total Length:

Body Length:

68.6

Upper Width:

31.5

Rib Depth:

11

Middle Width:

22.2

Bottom Width:

40.3

Previous Owner:

Janos Scholz, New York, 1938-1988; Rudolph Wurlitzer (, no. 8451, with certificate) -1938

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/92; Monical 2/1989, p. 20

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Museum’s website; Monical 1989a, p. 20

On museum’s website (F+B, front 3/4, head side [color]); Monical 1989a, p. 20 (F+S); [unpublished, at Smithsonian: front]; Roy 1984, p. 37 (label)

Davidoff 1982 (Biber); Scholz 1962 (Biber)

Label doubtful, but wood is 17C, alpine. Pegbox grafted. Rosette contains unidentified coat of arms. Not in Senn & Roy 1986; Tourin (Roy): not genuine. Moens: table old but of different origin from rest; neck, interior parts not original; his dimensions 68.4, 31.5/21.8/40.5, 11.0, -. 7 pegs but strung with only 6. Roy 1984: label date impossible: at this time Stainer was in jail on heresy charges! Museum’s database: Andreas Jais, Absam, c. 1669 (!); dimensions 68.7, 31.5/22.5/40.3, 11.1, 65.0. On display 5/2012: S. Germany or Austria, c. 1665-75; dendrochronology gives date of 1657 for youngest growth ring on table.