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