DHV:
818
Tourin ID:
STOCK 17

Size:

Bass ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

S

Johannes Georg

Engelholm

Mothe

Date:

1751

Johannes Georg Mohte en. Engelholm. Anno Christij 1751

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

S

Lund

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Kulturhistoriska föreningen för södra Sverige

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

KM38260

Head:

Animal

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Musikmuseet, Stockholm (M192), 1901-1936; Akademiska Kapellet, Lund

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

Museum to TGM, 4/04; PT visit 10/78 [not seen]

Literature:

Nilsson 1988, p. 36; Boivie 1921, p. 58; Svanberg 1902, p. 23

Photographs:

Nilsson 1988, p. 37 (front [color]); [unpublished, from museum 4/04: F+B, head side]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

In poor condition, “impossible to repair”. Nilsson describes both as “cello in the model of a viola da gamba” and also as “a cross between a gamba and a cello”. Pointed corners plus 1 dimple each side on shoulders and lower bouts. (If neck and pegbox original, perhaps best considered a cello with a festooned body outline.) Brown-and-white edging to table, also to fingerboard and tailpiece. Wooden endpin. Many visible wormholes in pegbox and upper neck.