DHV:
791
Tourin ID:
SHRIN 7

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Brescia

Gasparo da Salo

Bertolotti

Date:

1580 C ?

Label Text:

Gasparo da Salo, In Brescia [printed]

Body Shape:

(Cello)

Current Location:

USA

Vermillion, SD

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

National Music Museum

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

3378

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Laurence Witten, Southport, CT, -1984; J & A Beare, Ltd., London, -1963; purchased by C. Beare’s father at a Puttick & Simpson auction.

Measurements:

Body Length:

77.6

String Length:

Rib Depth:

10.2

Upper Width:

34.7

Middle Width:

25.7

Bottom Width:

44.6

Information

Source:

TGM visit 6/95

Literature:

Banks 1984, p. 16

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, FB+S body only, head FB+S, neck heel, bottom rib, label, purfling details, etc. [color]); Banks 1984, pp. 17-9 (F+B, side 3/4); Witten 1975, p. 18

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Converted to a cello (in 19th C.?) with additional wood to make pointed corners, etc.; original cornerless body shape still visible, also 6 plugged peg holes. Table of Haselfichte; arched back; overhanging ribs. Date “before 1609” (Banks 1984). Website dimensions: 77.3, 34.5/25.7/44.4, 10.2, 66.8; Banks dimensions: 79.2, 33/-/39, 11, -. Tourin: original signature and head.