1560 C ?
Batista fiol de Antonio Cicilian / in Venetia [printed]
New Haven, CT
No. of Strings:
4670.00 (formerly 127)
Morris Steinert, c. 1880-
TGM visit 10/93
Monical 1989, pp. 12-13; Marcuse 1960
On museum’s website (FB+S [color]); Moens 1995, p. 228 (F+S, label); Monical 1989, pp. 12-13 (FB+S, head side); Young 1980, p. 53 (F+S); Marcuse 1975, p. 500 (front); Marcuse 1960, pl. 14 (FB+S); Steinert 1893, p. 162 (front); [by TGM: front]
Scroll has no ears; neck meets shoulders at a diagonal, ribs slope toward table. Moens 1995: cut down from older, larger instrument. 2-piece neck; pegbox probably originally for only 4 pegs. Label doesn’t match those in Brussels 1425-1426. Monical 1989: X-ray photo of top block shows original nails, but severed when neck angle changed; date c. 1570. Tourin: glued bass bar; bridge not original; neck modified. Restored by Wurlitzer c. 1956-58 (correspondence in museum’s file). Website: back and ribs of fruitwood; fingerboard probably added later, enlarged, and recut (doesn’t match tailpiece); pegs not original; date c. 1550. Steinert 1893: shown with 4 strings and narrowed neck.