Viola da gamba Bass

Pieter Rombouts, Amsterdam, 1724

Catalog 166. Viola da gamba, bass, by Pieter Rombouts, Amsterdam, 1724

Pieter Rombouts (1667 – 1740), one of the most outstanding violin makers in Holland, working in Amsterdam, learned the craft from his step-father, Hendrik Jakobs.


Characteristic are the whale-bone purflings, the elegant arching of the top, and a varnish which has nothing to envy his Italian contemporaries

In 2009 another bass viol by Rombouts achieved an all-time record for this maker: it was sold at auction in New York for $212.600


Dendrochronology, Dr. Versteeg: 1683 / 1708

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