DHV:
244
Tourin ID:
DOLM 16

Size:

Violone

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Brescia

Giovanni Paolo

Maggini

Date:

1600 C

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

GB

London

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Horniman Museum

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

M41-1983

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Dolmetsch Collection, -1983; W.E. Hill & Sons, London; “an old French chateau” - c. 1898

Measurements:

Body Length:

096.5

String Length:

098.0

Rib Depth:

16.5

Upper Width:

42.9

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

57.8

Information

Source:

Dolmetsch 1978, p. 78; PT visit 6/77

Literature:

Herzog 2003, IT-17; König 1985, p. 31; Palmer 1981, p. 28; Dolmetsch 1978, p. 78; Dolmetsch 1972, p. 4

Photographs:

König 1985, pp. 54-55 (FB+S 3/4); Slatford 1984, 1:591; Palmer 1981, p. 27 (front); Slatford 1980, 5:586 (front 3/4); Dolmetsch 1978, p. 79 (front 7/8, side); Baines 1966, pl. 62-3 (front 7/8, side); Dolmetsch 1962, p. 27 (front); Danks 1958, p. 113 (front 3/4)

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Auctions:

Comments:

Dolmetsch 1978: original label, undated (not quoted); original scroll. Pointed corners, overhanging edges, double purfling; inlaid patterns on blonde fingerboard and tailpiece; tailgut. Supposedly part of a set (string quartet plus this) “acquired by Messrs. Hill of London at the turn of the century from an old French chateau” (Dolmetsch 1978). Reference is probably to four instruments (including only one violin) formerly owned by the Dumas brothers in Lyon; however, the double bass from that set is said to be now privately owned in Japan. König 1985 dimensions 170.4, 97.4, 44.0/32.2/57.6, 16.5, 96.0 [not positively identified as Dolmetsch-owned]. Herzog 2003 dimensions the same.