DHV:
1568
Tourin ID:

Bass

Matthias

Hummel

# of Strings:

Place Made:

D, Nuremberg

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Mittenwald

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Geigenbaumuseum

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

145

Label Text:

Sebastian Schelle / aus Nuremberg. 1648 [handwritten]

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

Body Length:

68.8

Upper Width:

30.1

Rib Depth:

13

Middle Width:

22.2

Bottom Width:

37.7

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

K. Martius to TGM, 12./10, 1/11

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Comments:

[Unpublished, from K. Martius: front, body only (color)]

Handwriting and paper type suggest the label is a fake dating from significantly later than the date given; Hummel attribution by K. Martius, based on similarities to viols now in Geneva and Nuremberg. Cello neck and fingerboard from late 18th or early 19th C.. 4-piece table, 2-piece back, both with single purfling and parchment on joints; original bass bar. (Martius 2016 widths 30.1/21.6/38.0)