Johannes Georg Mohte en. Engelholm. Anno Christij 1751
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Kulturhistoriska föreningen för södra Sverige
Musikmuseet, Stockholm (M192), 1901-1936; Akademiska Kapellet, Lund
Museum to TGM, 4/04; PT visit 10/78 [not seen]
Nilsson 1988, p. 36; Boivie 1921, p. 58; Svanberg 1902, p. 23
Nilsson 1988, p. 37 (front [color]); [unpublished, from museum 4/04: F+B, head side]
In poor condition, “impossible to repair”. Nilsson describes both as “cello in the model of a viola da gamba” and also as “a cross between a gamba and a cello”. Pointed corners plus 1 dimple each side on shoulders and lower bouts. (If neck and pegbox original, perhaps best considered a cello with a festooned body outline.) Brown-and-white edging to table, also to fingerboard and tailpiece. Wooden endpin. Many visible wormholes in pegbox and upper neck.