DHV:
662
Tourin ID:
NURN 02

1599

Bass

Hans

Pergette

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Munich

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

D, Nuremberg

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

MI 6

Label Text:

Hans Pergette / von München 1599 [printed except 99]

Measurements:

String Length:

65

Total Length:

Body Length:

71.2

Upper Width:

33.8

Rib Depth:

14.6

Middle Width:

25.6

Bottom Width:

43.2

Previous Owner:

Frauenkirche, Nuremberg -1859

Information Source:

Martius 1999, p. 46; Martius & Moens 1988; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

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Comments:

Herzog 2003, D-1; Martius 1999, p. 46; Huber 1989, p. 77; Martius & Moens 1988, pp. 19-21; van der Meer 3/1982, p. 9

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side [color]); Focht 2006, p. 103 (front 7/8); Herzog 2003, D-1 (front; body, with table removed; underside of table); Martius & Moens 1988, pp. 15, 20-21 (front 7/8); Heyde 1986, pl. 37 (front 7/8); van der Meer 1983, p. 53 (front); [unpublished, from museum: front 7/8, label]; [www.rimab.ch: front, head F+S, etc. (color); FB+S, body open, label (B+W), seen 5/13]

Pointed corners, overhanging edges. Large F-holes placed unusually high. Integral bass bar; no soundpost or corner blocks. Back and ribs of bird’s eye-maple. Unusually short neck, strangely attached to top block, which is not original. Probably significantly altered (cut down); called “Violoncello” in an early museum catalogue (1856). Restored 1965. Drawing by Aline Oberle (1976) available from museum. [www.rimab.ch dimensions: 70.5, 33.7/24.8/43.2, 14.6, 65.0; Martius now feels that body outline has not necessarily been altered; other explanations are possible for observable evidence; 1609 inventory of Frauenkirche lists “sechs große Violn” AATTTB by Pergette; label is “heute über eine spätere Fugenverstärkung geleimt, und wurde demnach mindestens einmal abgelöst und wieder neu eingeleimt. [...] Die Frage der originalen Saiten-Anzahl und der Mensur kann ... nicht eindeutig beantwortet werden.” Focht 2006, p. 102: Baßgeige oder Baßgambe.