DHV:
119
Tourin ID:
BERB 18

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Cremona ?

Maker:

Vincenzo

Rugeri ?

Date:

1702

Vincenzo Ruger detto il Per. / In Cremona 1702 [printed except 02]

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

164

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Paul de Wit, Leipzig, -1888

Measurements:

Body Length:

74.7

String Length:

68.5?

Rib Depth:

12.1

Upper Width:

35.3

Middle Width:

22.6

Bottom Width:

43.5

Information Source:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 120

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, IT-37; Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 120; Sachs 1922, col. 119; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:430; van der Straeten 1914, p. 34; Anger 1886, pp. 262-64

Herzog 2003, IT-37 (FB+S); Baines 1966, pl. 107 (front 3/4); Lütgendorff 1922, 1:45 (Bestandsform von 1884) (front 3/4); Anger 1886, pp. 262-64 (front, back 3/4); [unpublished, from museum: FB+S]

Arched back, overhanging edges. Reconversion from cello in 1884 (Sachs: by Paul de Wit); new pegbox (with an old Italian scroll) added after acquisition by museum. Anger 1886 says reconversion done for de Wit by Heinrich Siefert, Leipzig; gives dimensions (on 2-piece back) as 77.5, 36/-/44, -, says it then had a “vergoldete Engelskopf” decorated with diamonds, also carved and gilt pegbox and tailpiece. Baines 1966 says “neck and head renewed in 1884.” Sachs 1922 says former rosette filled in and painted over with a coat of arms. Otto & Adelmann 1975: at some point had ± 14 sympathetic strings; table of Haselfichte.