DHV:
1672
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

1680 C

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

NL

Deventer

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Alfred Lessing, Düsseldorf, - c. 1986

Measurements:

Body Length:

77

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

31

Middle Width:

24

Bottom Width:

43.5

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 6/14; owner to M. Herzog to TGM, 2/05

Literature:

Photographs:

Hickethier 1995 (Purcell) (front [color]); [unpublished, from owner 6/14: front 7/8, head back (color)]

Recordings:

Braumann 2002 (Jenkins); Braumann 1998 (Byrd & Gibbons); Hickethier 1995 (Purcell); Hickethier 1994 (Purcell et al.)

Auctions:

Comments:

Pointed body corners but sloping shoulders; table and 3-piece back overhang striped ribs. Owner says much rebuilt; evidently from Switzerland, the Black Forest region, or Alsace (and/or “allgäuer”, “alemannische” or “sächsische”), c. 1680. Owner: “There are some dots on the [back of the] pegbox, which are known from other instruments too, but there is no name connected with them.” Converted to 7 strings (with tailgut) for current owner by Guust Francois, Amsterdam.