DHV:
1713
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Gregori Ferdinand

Augsburg

Wenger

Date:

Gregori Ferdinand Wenger / Lauten : und Geigen : Macher / in Augspurg 17 [printed; final 2 handwritten digits now illegible]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

E

Barcelona

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Sr. Casinelli (Montevideo, Uruguay) and heirs, -2018; bought in Argentina in 1960s

Measurements:

Body Length:

69

String Length:

69.5

Rib Depth:

12.5

Upper Width:

31.7

Middle Width:

22

Bottom Width:

40.5

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 11/20

Literature:

Hellwig 2020, pp. 18-19

Photographs:

Hellwig 2020, p. 18 (head F+B 3/4, top [color]); [unpublished, from owner 11/20: front, head back 3/4, label (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Neck not original; head in the style of Tielke, but not by him; elaborately carved pegbox with no grafts, so probably all made at the same time (perhaps early 20th C?). Evidence of multiple restorations, starting long ago, but no sign it was ever converted to a cello, though pegbox and neck are rather narrow. Lower eyes of F-holes unusually far below body corners.