DHV:
1172
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Füssen

Jonas

Heringer

Date:

1641

Label Text:

Jonas Heringer / in Füssen. 1641 [printed except 41]

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Technisches Museum

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

15.359

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

61.0

String Length:

68.5

Rib Depth:

12.5

Upper Width:

32.0

Middle Width:

23.9

Bottom Width:

37.0

Information

Source:

S. Kirsch to TGM, 1-/13; M. Herzog to TGM, 11/96

Literature:

Focht 2013, pp. 38-40, 44; Herzog 2003, D-7

Photographs:

Focht 2013, p. 38 (F+B); Herzog 2003, D-27 (front 3/4) [also received directly from Herzog, plus front view]; [unpublished, from S. Kirsch: FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

On loan to Kunsthistorisches Museum; on display. Converted to cello; body has pointed corners but sloping shoulders; flat back but overhanging edges. Very long and wide F-holes. Width of upper corners 33.6. Repair label: mathias grießer lauten / und geigenmacher in / Insprugg Repar. Ao 1751 (?) [handwritten] Focht 2013: Kleine Bass-Gambe/Bass-Geige (Martius votes for gamba); curvature of upper bouts corresponds to usual S. German gamba model; double purfling on table, single on back (flat, 2-piece with small wings, maybe not maple), with outside moldings on overhanging edges of both; unusually small bass bar and soundpost plate; lower half of neck is original, with through-foot; originally 5 or 6 strings; dimensions 90.9, 33.5/24.0/34.1, -, -.