DHV:
826
Tourin ID:
STOCK 25

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Maker:

Johann Christian

Hoffmann

Date:

1726

[Joh.] Christian Hoffmann, / [König.] Hof und Churf. / Instrument / [und La]ut[en] / macher in Leipzig 1726. [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

S, Stockholm

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Swedish Museum of Performing Arts

No. of Strings:

(4)

Catalog Number:

M2646 [formerly 21:1957/8]

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Gustaf Bengtsson, Linköping, -1958

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.2

String Length:

62.0-64.5

Rib Depth:

12.8

Upper Width:

31.1

Middle Width:

22.7

Bottom Width:

38.8

Information Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 350-51; museum website; museum to TGM, 4/04; PT visit 10/78 [not seen]

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Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Martius 2015, pp. 350-51

Martius 2015, pp. 350-51 (F+B, back body only, neck heel B+S, label [color]; on museum’s website (front); [unpublished, from museum, 4/04 (FB+S)]

Martius JCH 11. Converted to a cello (probably in 1818), with new neck, pegbox, and scroll but short fingerboard; parts of original neck foot (from through-neck construction) remain. Original, short, integral bass bar, small corner blocks. Unstrung in photos. Repair label: “Reparerad 1818 / af C-E Ringqvist / i Sundsvall”.