DHV:
1529
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Brescia

Pellegrino

Micheli

Date:

1570 C ?

Label Text:

Peregrino. F q mº [=filius quondam maestro] Zanetto [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

I

Isolabella

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Faun

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

59.6

String Length:

74

Rib Depth:

10.1

Upper Width:

28.8

Middle Width:

20.5

Bottom Width:

36.4

Information

Source:

F. Lowenberger to TGM, 11/09

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from F. Lowenberger 11/09: FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Restored by Federico Lowenberger, 2009: new neck (length determined by bridge marks on table and contemporary iconography) and repair of cracks and worm damage; previously restored in 1906 (including cello-style neck and removal of internal fittings) by Innocente Rottola of the Mozino workshop (Milan), who signed the bass bar. Pearwood back and ribs; 1-piece table, slab cut; no soundpost plate on back. Back dimensions 59.2, 29.1/21.1/36.6. Body shape very similar to “Bowcleffe” (”Bowelesse”) tenor viol, including highly pointed corners; Lowenberger believes it’s by the same maker (or shop) as Paris E.408, a contrabass attributed to P. Micheli. The Borromeo-owned viol is the one on which Antoniazzi (loosely) modeled his of 1908, made while working in the Mozino shop; but his date of 1540 for the original was evidently just a guess. Maker’s dates c. 1522-c. 1610.