DHV:
819
Tourin ID:
STOCK 18

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Gregor

Königsberg

Karpp

Date:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

S

Stockholm

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Swedish Museum of Performing Arts

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

M284

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Levys Antiqvitetshandel, Stockholm, -1903; [Tourin: Carl Chr. Söderström]

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.1

String Length:

69.0

Rib Depth:

11.8

Upper Width:

30.4

Middle Width:

21.9

Bottom Width:

35.8

Information Source:

Museum website; museum to TGM, 4/04; PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front); [unpublished, from museum, 4/04: FB+S]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Tourin: Tielke-style head and pegbox carving; new neck with graft. No purfling on table or back. Outside part of both C-holes completely rebuilt. Geometric decoration on fingerboard and tailpiece (black-and-white rhomboids) suggest cut down for cello, then rewidened. Very poor condition. Dimensions 69.0, 30.5/21.7/35.6, 12.3, 68.8? Photos: rosette (half hidden), very narrow soundholes. Attribution to Karpp by A. Otterstedt (to TGM 6/05), citing “The head, structure of the peg box, the body apparently birch with the flames going upward, soundholes wide apart, carvings at the [neck] heel...the typical Karpp undercuttings of the soundholes.” But fingerboard perhaps lengthened, and tailpiece perhaps not original.