... / D. Giacomo Gherardi / adi 24 Giugno l’Anno 1677’
No. of Strings:
SM 86-1981 (formerly 341-1933)
Luigi Francesco Valdrighi, -1892; Casa Hercolani
Cervelli 1982, p. 238
Cervelli 1982, p. 238; Cervelli 1963, p. 27; Bessaraboff 1941, p. 437 n. 80
Cervelli 1982, p. 239 (front 7/8, side) and Tavola 5 (front [color]); Cervelli 1963, Tavola XL/4
Repair label: “Rivisto e restaurato da Ferdinando / Rossi in Modena nel 1878”. Cervelli 1963 considers the 1677 label of G. Gherardi also as a repair label; and says the instrument was perhaps originally built as a 6-string viola da gamba. (Also says it belonged for a time to the Lazzari di Carpi family: before Valdrighi?) Lütgendorff mentions Gherardi only in connection with this instrument.