DHV:
318
Tourin ID:
GLINKA 1

Size:

Bass ?

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Brescia

Francesco II

Bertolotti

Date:

1595

Label Text:

D. Francesco q. Gaspar da Sa- / lo, in Brescia [15]59 [printed]

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

RUS

Moscow

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Glinka Museum of Musical Culture

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

23

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Laptev, P.

Measurements:

Body Length:

63.0

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.6

Upper Width:

30.8

Middle Width:

19.6

Bottom Width:

38.5

Information

Source:

Mileshina 2016, p. 19; PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Mileshina 2016, p. 19; Herzog 2003, IT-05

Photographs:

Mileshina 2016, p. 18 (F+B, head side [color]); Herzog 2003, IT-5 (FB+S); David 1999, p. 56 (front); [unpublished, from M. Fleming 10/08: FB+S]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Lira da gamba, modified to cello. Table with Herzog’s “El Greco”-style ridges extending inward from all four corners; soundholes originally a different shape (Tourin) [TGM: probably “3”]. Overhanging edges. Double purfling on front and back. Mileshina 2016: “Lyre de gamba”; table, back, and (closed-up) rosette have double purfling; neck and (separate) pegbox, lower blocks, soundpost plate, and exterior fittings of ebony not original: from cello conversion, presumably in late 19 or early 20 C. Soundholes altered, originally probably Cs; table originally wider.