DHV:
1568
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Nuremberg

Matthias

Hummel

Date:

Label Text:

Sebastian Schelle / aus Nuremberg. 1648 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Mittenwald

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Geigenbaumuseum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

145

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.8

String Length:

Rib Depth:

13.0

Upper Width:

30.1

Middle Width:

22.2

Bottom Width:

37.7

Information

Source:

K. Martius to TGM, 12./10, 1/11

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from K. Martius: front body only (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Handwriting and paper type suggest the label is a fake dating from significantly later than the date given; Hummel attribution by K. Martius, based on similarities to viols now in Geneva and Nuremberg. Cello neck and fingerboard from late 18th or early 19th C. 4-piece table, 2-piece back, both with single purfling and parchment on joints; original bass bar. (Martius 2016 widths 30.1/21.6/38.0)