D. Francesco q. Gaspar da Sa- / lo, in Brescia 59 [printed]
No. of Strings:
Glinka Museum of Musical Culture
Mileshina 2016, p. 19; PT visit 10/78
Mileshina 2016, p. 19; Herzog 2003, IT-05
Mileshina 2016, p. 18 (F+B, head side [color]); Herzog 2003, IT-5 (FB+S); David 1999, p. 56 (front); [unpublished, from M. Fleming 10/08: FB+S]
Lira da gamba, modified to cello. Table with Herzog’s “El Greco”-style ridges extending inward from all four corners; soundholes originally a different shape (Tourin) [TGM: probably “3”]. Overhanging edges. Double purfling on front and back. Mileshina 2016: “Lyre de gamba”; table, back, and (closed-up) rosette have double purfling; neck and (separate) pegbox, lower blocks, soundpost plate, and exterior fittings of ebony not original: from cello conversion, presumably in late 19 or early 20 C. Soundholes altered, originally probably Cs; table originally wider.