DHV:
1658
Tourin ID:

1730

Bass

Johann Christian

Hoffmann

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Gera

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Theater und Philharmonie Thüringen

Head:

Lion

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

[damaged and mostly illegible; transcribed onto a new label:] Wortlaut des Originalzettels / Johann Christian Hoffmann / Königl. Poln. und Churfürstl. / Sachs. Hoff- Instrumenten / und Lautenmacher / in Leipzig 173[?]0 [handwritten]

Measurements:

String Length:

62.7

Total Length:

Body Length:

60.2

Upper Width:

29.6

Rib Depth:

13.1

Middle Width:

21.1

Bottom Width:

37.9

Previous Owner:

Paul Grümmer, -1964

Information Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 356-57; K. Martius to TGM, 2-3/14

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Comments:

Martius 2015, pp. 356-57

Martius 2015, pp. 356-57 (F+S, B body only, label [color])

Martius JCH 24. 3-piece table with F-holes not original; back with no purfling and non-original wide soundpost plate and 3 crossbars. Upper body shortened by rounding of shoulders, probably when “Reparirt von / Carl August Otto / Bernburg 1826” (handwritten label) to convert it into a small cello; original length probably similar to JCH 26 (1731), viz. 68.9 cm. Neck in style of 1920s-30s; all fittings 20th C., including lion head and sculpted tailpiece with ivory and mother-of-pearl inlays; probably done for Paul Grümmer, certainly before he gave it to his home town. (Second additional label, also handwritten: “Repariert 1967 / Claus Tauscher / Erlbach i Vogtl. / cf. Fa Hug u. Co Zürich / Erlbach”). Back widths 29.5/21.1/37.1