DHV:
1388
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

S

Jonas

Stockholm

Elg

Date:

1727

Jonas Elg / me / Fecit: Holmiae / Anno 1727 [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

S

Skene

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Anders Emmerfors, Arlöv (bought at auction, c. 1985)

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.8

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.5

Upper Width:

33.0

Middle Width:

24.7

Bottom Width:

40.5

Information Source:

A. Fagerlund to TGM, 9/16; A. Emmerfors to TGM, 11/03

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from owner: 3/4, body FB+S, head F+S, rosette, bass C-hole, bridge, FB, TP, tailgut, label (color); from A. Emmerfors: front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

2-piece table with painted purfling and rosette; 4-piece back (2 above and 2 below fold) with no purfling. Neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, pegbox, and head not original; now has tailgut, possibly the original set-up. Fingerboard and tailpiece have edges in white and black (repeating pattern = 2W + 1B). No corner blocks or wooden edge linings, only cloth; 4 cross-braces on back. Varnish poor, tone excellent; restoration by the owner. Previous owner told him it had been played (as a cello) by his father and grandfather in a restaurant trio; bought perhaps in Stockholm in the late 19th C.