DHV:
945
Tourin ID:

1688 C

Bass

Martin

Hoffmann

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH,

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

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Label Text:

Measurements:

String Length:

63-64

Total Length:

118.8

Body Length:

64.2

Upper Width:

29.1

Rib Depth:

13.1

Middle Width:

20.8

Bottom Width:

35.4

Previous Owner:

In family of present owner since 1930s; Mauritz Frank (cellist of Ammer Quartet)

Information Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 342-43; Topham 1993, pp. 960-61; Leonard & Martius 1990

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Comments:

Martius 2015, pp. 342-43; Topham 1993, pp. 960-61

Martius 2015, pp. 342-43 (FB+S, top off, underside of table [color]); Harras & Stehrenberger 2004, front and back covers (F+B); Topham 1993, pp. 960-61 (F+B, head front 3/4 and back, rosette)

Martius MH 13. Leonard & Martius 1990: “Zuschreibung fraglich,” but by 5/06 Martius considered it authentic. Restored by John Topham, 1991-93. Topham 1993: neck, head, rosette, fingerboard and tailpiece are new; edges much restored; had many cracks with poor earlier repairs. New head and rosette copied from J.C. Hoffmann in Bachhaus, Eisenach. Martius 2015: Table with double purfling and replacement rosette (after MH 3); back with remains of painted purfling and 3 crossbars in addition to soundpost plate; bottom block not original. Originally had a through-neck, of which only the foot remains. Attribution based on great similarity to MH 2 and 3, both dated 1688.