Jacob Stainer, Absam, 1665


Viola: 40045

Labeled, "Jacobus Stainer in Absam / prope Oenipontum 1650"

Back: Two-piece, quarter-cut, with even narrow flaming

Top: One-piece, narrow-grained

Scroll: possibly not original

Varnish: Gold-brown

Length of back: 46.5 cm

Upper bouts: 22.5 cm

Middle bouts: 15.4 cm

Lower bouts: 27.3 cm

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Notes:

"This viola was restored to its original condition c.1900 by Hammig."

The History of the Viola, Volume 2, Maurice W. Riley, The History of the Viola, Volume II

Provenance

- Wilhelm Hermann Hammig
until 1897 W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
in 1923 Richard Mendelsohn
- Wilhelm Hermann Hammig
in 1953 Sold by Hamma & Co.
... ...
1961 - 1984 Laurence C. Witten
from 1984 Shrine to Music, National Music Museum, South Dakota

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Micha Beuting & Peter Klein (2003) Dating the youngest tree ring to from 1625.
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1961)

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References

  • The Strad 1999 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
  • Jacob Stainer "… kayserlicher diener und geigenmacher zu Absom", Rudolf Hopfner, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna (illustrated)
  • Jakob Stainer: Leben und Werk des Tiroler Meisters, Walter Senn & Karl Roy, Verlag E. Bochinsky, Frankfurt (illustrated)
  • Luthiers Library (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, January-February, 1957, Max Möller, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Strad, March, 2010, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Stainer viola; Shrine to Music Museum
  • The History of the Viola, Volume II, Maurice W. Riley (illustrated)

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