Thomas Cole / in S. Pauls Alley, London / 1665 [printed except last digit of date]
No. of Strings:
SM 89-1981 (formerly 345-1933)
Luigi Francesco Valdrighi, -1892
Cervelli 1982, p. 244
MacCracken 2016, p. 188; Cervelli 1963, p. 26
Cervelli 1982, p. 241 (front 7/8, back); Cervelli 1963, Tavola XI/2 (front)
Date perhaps 1664; neck original, fingerboard not; can’t take 6 strings now. 5-piece table with ornament; back has diamond patterns at bottom and below fold (with inward-pointing arrows), plus in center surrounded with 4 rounded lobes; ribs also ornamented; single purfling front and back. In museum catalogue, photo switched with SM 87 = E. Degani 19C, and width of bottom bout must be a typo. Dimensions from Marco Ternovec, 8/01, based on his visit in 1991: 69.1, 32.9/23.9/38.6, 11.1, 70-71.