DHV:
924
Tourin ID:

1700 C

Bass

Mathias & Augustinus

Kaiser

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Düsseldorf

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Edinburgh

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Edinburgh University

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

2878

Label Text:

[None]

Measurements:

String Length:

66.5

Total Length:

118

Body Length:

68

Upper Width:

30

Rib Depth:

12.4

Middle Width:

20.7

Bottom Width:

38.4

Previous Owner:

[Purchased 1988]

Information Source:

Myers 1995, pp. 38-39; AMIS Newsletter 22/1 (2/93), p. 11; Myers 1989, p. 21; Emery 1982, p. 4

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Comments:

Topham 2003, p. 142; Myers 1995, pp. 38-39; AMIS Newsletter 22/1 (2/93), p. 11; Myers 1989, p. 21; Emery 1982, p. 4; ; Sotheby’s 5/22/80, lot 375

On museum’s website (front [color]); Myers 1990, p. 60 (F+B); Sotheby’s 5/22/80, lot 375 (F+B)

Sotheby’s 1980/05/22, lot 375

Chevron stripe pattern on back of neck and pegbox. Back (2-piece plus 4 wings) and ribs of cypress; neck, head, fingerboard, and tailpiece of walnut not original (by Andrew Dipper); these plus table and back are edged with ivory, ebony, and fruitwood; rosette (oval, wood & parchment); body measurements taken on back. Maker not named by Sotheby’s: “...the head of mahogany inlaid with ivory and ebony in a chevron design, the pegbox terminating in a simple curved finial....” Table unpurfled but edged in ivory, mahogany, and ebony; oval rosette. Length of back 69.2. Topham 2003: youngest growth ring is 1688 on bass side, 1692 on treble, probably from same tree.