DHV:
1393
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

S

Engelholm

Johannes Georg

Mothe

Date:

1733

Label Text:

Luden Albert Fleischer / in Hamburg Ao 1751 [as found; but under this:] Jean George Mohte / a Engelholm 1733

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Berlin

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Animal

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.0

String Length:

68.0

Rib Depth:

11.1

Upper Width:

29.2

Middle Width:

21.3

Bottom Width:

35.6

Information

Source:

TGM visit 11/10; T. Muthesius to TGM, 11/03, 4/05, 6/07; TGM visit to I. Muthesius, 7/05; Bonhams 11/10/03, lot 192

Literature:

Bonhams 11/10/03, lot 192

Photographs:

Bonhams 11/10/03, lot 192 (F+B); [unpublished, from T. Muthesius: Fleischer label]; [by TGM: head FB+S, rosette, Mothe label (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Bonhams 2003/11/10, lot 192

Restored by Ingo Muthesius, c. 2005-06. 2-piece back with 2 wings and ink purfling, table with rosette and black-and-white edging, fingerboard and tailpiece similarly edged plus central track of pairs of larger white rectangles alternating with brown. Carved back of pegbox. I. Muthesius 7/05: Mothe label found underneath Fleischer label. 4-piece table with integral bass bar (not glued in) running vertically; 2-piece back with 4 wings and painted purfling. Hookbar not original but well done. T. Muthesius 6/07: neck grafted, ca. 80 years ago, but fingerboard original. His measurements 66.0, 29.4/21.0/35.2, -, 68.0. (Bonhams: “some restorations”; garbled reading of label, [“L.A. Leuseber?”] with date 1731.)