DHV:
824
Tourin ID:
STOCK 23

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Maker:

Johann Christian

Hoffmann

Date:

Joh: Christian Hoffman / Königl. Poln. und Churf. / Sächs. Hof Instrument und / Lautenmacher in Leipzig [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

S, Stockholm

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Swedish Museum of Performing Arts

No. of Strings:

(4)

Catalog Number:

M2323

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Erik Gahnbäck, Lidingö, Stockholm, -1949

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.8

String Length:

67.0-68.5

Rib Depth:

12.6

Upper Width:

31.2

Middle Width:

22.5

Bottom Width:

38.3

Information Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 362-63; museum website; museum to TGM, 4/04; PT visit 10/78 [not seen]

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Comments:

Martius 2015, pp. 362-63;

Martius 2015, pp. 362-63 (front, label [color]); on museum’s website (front); [unpublished, from museum, 4/04 (FB+S)]

Martius JCH 28. Converted to a cello. Table with single purfling and ebony edging, medium arching with nice recurve; bass bar perhaps old. Back with very wide soundpost plate and 3 crossbars, not original. Wide corner blocks. Label type suggests date of 1730-31, but probably built a few years earlier. Scroll and grafted pegbox probably early 19th-C., neck more recent, perhaps documented by pencil inscriptions on inside of table and back: “Talinn / A. Puwel / 1925”. Museum’s dimensions 69.4, 31.1/22.7/38.3, 12.5, 67.5-68.5.