DHV:
996
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Venice

Matteo

Goffriller

Date:

1700 C

Label Text:

Matheus Albani fecit / Bulhani in Tiroli 1650

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Portland, OR

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Fortunato Arico, New York, c. 1972-1984; Barbara Mueser

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.0

String Length:

69.3

Rib Depth:

12.8

Upper Width:

31.2

Middle Width:

22.0

Bottom Width:

37.7

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 1/01; seen at WLM 8/92

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from owner: F+B, head 3/4 (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Monical says varnish technique is basis for attribution to Goffriller (in conversation with TGM, 8/92). His written description says male head is French, c. 1850, and M. Albani label is a reproduction. 2-piece table with rosette, 2-piece back with thin center strip of ebony, ribs likewise (i.e., with horizontal dividing line). Back mostly quarter-cut, but becomes slab-cut near bottom block; no purfling. New neck by Monical, c. 1992 (body seen 8/92 in his shop without neck). Tailgut.