DHV:
1510
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Munich

Maker:

Date:

Paulus Alleci fecit / Monacho Anno 1723

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

USA, (Long Island), NY

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

4

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.3

String Length:

66.4

Rib Depth:

12.4

Upper Width:

32

Middle Width:

23.1

Bottom Width:

41

Information Source:

D. Kuronen to TGM, 1/09

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[Unpublished, from D. Kuronen 1/09: F+B, front 3/4, PB+head front & 3/4 (color)]

Offered to MFA Boston by private owner. Varnish on table much lighter than on back and ribs. Rosette. Supposedly, W. Monical believes it has always been a cello; but K. Martius (to TGM, 1/09) notes from photos that pegbox appears grafted, and to have extra, plugged pegholes: perhaps originally 5-string, “what Weigel and others call a ‘violon,’ instruments played with or without frets [and] tuned in fourths or fifths depending on the player.” Possibly by Jais, but lion not his; other candidates include Christa, Mayr, Fischer, Kämbl, as well as Alletsee; less likely from Prague or Vienna.