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Rauch von Schrattenbach [Schratt]
Schrattenbach (Allgäu), Austria
Maker of conventional and columnar recorders. A member of a family of wind instrument makers who are documented in the Bavarian hamlet of Schrattenbach from 1460 to 1595. One known maker named Hans married in 1490 and died in 1526, so our Hans was presumably his son.
Two recorders, one in Munich and another in Salzburg, bear the inscriptions HANS RAUCH VON SCHRATT. The latter is also engraved IHESUS MARIA ANNA 1535. Both instruments are stamped with a double trefoil with a right-pointing tail (Brown & Lasocki, 2006: 26).
The trefoil maker's mark depicted by Ganassi (
Opera intitulata Fontegara
(1535) is generally taken to represent Hans Rauch von Schrattenbach.
Recorders by Hans Rauch von Schrattenbach
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